Sunday, April 26, 2020

Gorey House Membership Premium

The Edward Gorey House has an exciting premium for 2020 House memberships (new or renewal) and/or donations of $100.00 or more. Due to the uncertainty of when the current exhibition will be open to visitors, the House has produced a 24 page full color booklet/brochure for the exhibition. The full color booklet features artwork from the exhibition on every page along with an informative and lengthy essay discussing the works being shown.

This brochure is certain to be a future collectible, so it would be best to get it new by getting a membership or making a donation to the house. Memberships to the House can be completed here:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

20 Years Ago

Edward Gorey passed from this dimension to the next on Saturday April 15, 2000. It is hard to believe that twenty years have passed since he died. I was in New York City for my annual visit to The Gotham Book Mart and the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the time. I made several stops at Gotham during this visit and the mood at the store was oddly subdued, for Mr. Gorey had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital that Wednesday. I was unaware of this fact and was happily searching for items to add to my collection.

I am touched by Edward Gorey's works daily. Mr. Gorey's artwork decorates my home and is present in virtually every room, inspiring me to strive for perfection with a sense of quirky humor in all that I do. I am supremely grateful to him for sharing his unique perspective and vision with all of us.

Monday, April 13, 2020

2020 Edward Gorey House Exhibition

The Edward Gorey house is all dressed up and ready to welcome visitors to view the 2020 exhibition He Wrote It All Down Zealously...Unfortunately, the doors remain locked until further notice.

Edward Gorey was a man who compulsively made lists. Lists helped him organize his thoughts and visualize the relationships of words. Many of his books, including all of his alphabets, are basically illustrated lists. Gorey's lists fill countless notebooks and reams of papers, and since he was a man who rarely discarded anything, this fabulous detritus provides insight into the work behind his deceptively simple texts.

One way to experience the 2020 Gorey House exhibition is to visit the website and read curator Gregory Hischak's in depth essay on Gorey's obsession with making lists -

Another important way to help The House survive this challenging time is to purchase a membership or renew your membership. Membership information can be found here -