Our twentieth Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Christine Jacobson walking from where we all park our cars (in Harvard Yard) to discuss the work of Jacques Hnizdovsky. Residents of Kirkland Village will know his work from the sign outside Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute. But who was Hnizdovsky really? And why should we care? You can probably google those exact questions and get an answer in seconds. Or, you can attend this talk and let our speaker answer that question for you—which is exactly why we invited her.

Our speaker, Christine Jacobson, is Associate Curator of Modern Books & Manuscripts at Harvard’s Houghton Library. Her monthly newsletter, Luxe Libris, features interviews and stories on the intersection of cultural heritage and fashion. Her essays and reviews have appeared in Fine Books and Collections and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

100% of ticket sales (after Eventbrite fees) will go to the forPEACE Ukraine Relief Project. If you can’t get a ticket, you can still donate. 


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 11 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?

Images: © 2023 Hnizdovsky Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York