Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival announces the debut of a new art exhibit, created exclusively for and in collaboration with the Pillow, displaying the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer. Free to the public at Jacob’s Pillow June 24–August 30, A Dance to Jules Feiffer relates the art of movement and expression as seen through Feiffer’s eyes.
It brings together an expansive array of original works, interspersing cartoon strips with watercolors, and political commentary with dance imagery. Nearly all of the 46 featured works are originals; and the collection includes signed, limited-edition prints. Marking the first time Jules Feiffer’s portrayal of movement—prominent throughout his career in alternately satiric and affectionate moods—has been singled out for an in-depth survey, this exhibit confirms Feiffer’s telling remark that “gesture is what my work is about.”
A Dance to Jules Feiffer coincides with both Feiffer’s 80th birthday year and the publication of Explainers, the first volume of his collected strips. Feiffer will also appear twice at the Pillow this summer, once for a reading from his latest children’s book and again for a PillowTalk and book-signing.
On July 26th, Feiffer and his daughter Kate Feiffer will participate in Jacob’s Pillow’s annual Community Day, reading from Which Puppy?, their recently-published children’s book about the First Family’s search for a pet. Feiffer will return on August 5th to sign copies of Explainers and give a PillowTalk—one of the festival’s moderated discussions.