Maira Kalman shares her creative process, influences, personal history, and infectious outlook on life.

Award-winning artist and illustrator Maira Kalman speaks at the Museum of Modern Art on some of her work and experiences.

About the speaker

Maira Kalman is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and product designer. She has illustrated numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine and has written and illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. Her articles and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Interview, and many other publications. Kalman has designed products for the Museum of Modern Art under the M&Co. label, fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, and sets for Mark Morris Dance Group. A teacher of graduate design at the School of Visual Arts, she lives in New York with her two children and a dog.

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    2014 05 16 14.59.58 branded

    This was the first time I saw a CM talk live!
    Maira words inspired us. I'll never forget that day.

    Pablo Zarate • September 6, 2013
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    I ran into a friend from elementary school that I hadn't seen in 20 years thanks to free wifi at MOMA + a tweet worthy talk :)

    Anne Ditmeyer • September 9, 2013