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Westport Library Screens Documentary On New Yorker Cartoon Editor

The documentary "Very Semi-Serious" will be screened March 16 at the Westport Library.
The documentary "Very Semi-Serious" will be screened March 16 at the Westport Library. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Linda Wolk-Simon, director and chief curator of Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum of Art, will introduce Leah Wolchock's documentary "Very Semi-Serious" Wednesday in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

The screening of "Very Semi-Serious" will follow Wolk-Simon's introduction. The 2015 documentary follows New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff as he sifts through hundreds of submissions and pitches every week to bring readers a carefully curated selection of insightful and humorous work.

The documentary's running length is 83 minutes. Click here to view the trailer.

The free program is co-sponsored with the Bellarmine Museum of Art in conjunction with its current exhibit of New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren.“

Prior to working at the Bellarmine Museum of Art, Wolk-Simon served in many posts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including curator for the Department of Drawings and Prints and assistant curator of the Robert Lehman Collection -- a diverse collection of paintings, sculpture, textiles, glass, ceramics and old master drawings. While at The Met, she organized a highly attended Raphael exhibition and was co-curator of the well-received "Art and Love in Renaissance Italy."

Wolk-Simon has a Ph.D. in history of art and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

For more information, phone (203) 291-4800 or visit

The event will begin at 7 p.m.

The library is at 20 Jesup Road, Westport.

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