Printed Matter provides free in-store talks and presentations for visiting classes to help promote the understanding of artists’ books, available by appointment. These lectures are focused on the history of artists’ publications and giving a context to Printed Matter’s own history and involvement in the field.

We deliver approximately 40 class talks a year in-store to elementary and high school, undergrad, and MFA students from art schools around the world, including recent visits from the School of Visual Arts, NYU, Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and others.

Our director, Max Schumann, also regularly delivers offsite lectures. Printed Matter has recently been invited to speak at the Torino Art Book Fair (Italy), the New York Public Library (New York), MoMA Library (New York), Libros Mutantes Book Fair (Spain), Art Basel (Switzerland), and others.

To schedule an on-site class visit or to invite Printed Matter to speak at an event, please email

Max Schumann giving a presentation on innovative book forms
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Keith Gray giving a class talk to elementary school students