Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art

The Institute launches into the second half of its annual artist lecture series Distinguished American Artists Discussing Art series (DADA). The DADA lecture series is designed to bring the best of fine art discourse to the Greater Manchester community and beyond.



Nicholson Baker

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6pm
New Hampshire Institute of Art
French Building Auditorium
148 Concord Street, Manchester


This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Born in Rochester, New York, Nicholson Baker’s novels include The Mezzanine (1988), Room Temperature (1990), Vox (1992), The Fermata (1994), A Box of Matches (2003), and The Anthologist(2009).





Nicholson Baker


Baker’s novels are varied in their styles and subject matter. He has focused on situations and topics as diverse as the details of a lunch break (The Mezzanine), the feeding of an infant (Room Temperature), phone sex between strangers (Vox), and the minutiae of a man’s life (A Box of Matches). In a 1996 review in the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani observed that “Mr. Baker is a connoisseur of the minute, the particular, the specific. He is a reader of footnotes, a consulter of dictionaries, a student of concordances.”

Baker is the author of the nonfiction collections U and I: A True Story (1991), about John Updike; The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber (1996); and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper (2001). His interest in preservation led him to become the director of the nonprofit American Newspaper Repository to store old newspapers destined for the dump.

Baker lives in South Berwick, Maine.

For more information contact Gallery Director, Andrew Lucas • alucas@nhia.edu • 603-836-2573