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The Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center, which has been without a physical home since its founding in 2005, will materialize next week — if only for seven days — on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the neighborhood where the artist was born and raised.
According to the museum, its temporary home at 178 Delancey Street was made possible through a successful Kickstarter campaign launched by Made in the Lower East Side, an organization dedicated to transforming unused storefronts into “vibrant community hubs” on a short-term basis.
The Kirby Museum will manifest itself in that space beginning Monday, Nov. 4, with an opening-night celebration, and continue through Monday, Nov. 11. Highlights will include “Jack Kirby and the Auteur Theory of Comics,” a presentation by author and illustrator Arlen Schumer (Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.), and “A Conversation With James Romberger” (Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.).
Daily hours are noon to 7 p.m. for the duration. More exhibit details are expected to be revealed on the Kirby Museum website.