BOMB has covered the underground New  York arts scene since 1981, witnessing the rise of many acclaimed artists and writers.  

BOMB's events today feature artists nationally and virtually.  

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Past Events

40th Anniversary Gala & Art Auction
April 13, 2022
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Celebrating 40 years of BOMB

November 9, 2021
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Join us for a performance by poet Douglas Kearney and musician Val Jeanty presented in partnership with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series and the Ace Hotel Brooklyn.

Tracking Changes: Inside BOMB's Editorial Process Event
June 22, 2021
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A rare peek behind the publishing curtain with BOMB’s Managing Editor, Benjamin Samuel, and special guest, Jenzo DuQue.

A Room with a View: Jonathan Lee and Nicole Chung
June 15, 2021
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A conversation in celebration of Jonathan Lee’s novel The Great Mistake.

BOMB's 40th Anniversary Art Auction
June 14, 2021
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BOMB’s 40th Anniversary Auction on Artsy.

Live Virtual Concert and Conversation featuring Steve Reich & Amy Sillman
May 10, 2021
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Bang on a Can, BOMB Magazine, and the Jewish Museum presented A Live Virtual Concert and Conversation featuring Steve Reich & Amy Sillman, with performances by Bang on a Can All-Stars David Cossin and Mark Stewart.

A Room with a View: Lilly Dancyger, Melissa Febos & Forsyth Harmon
April 28, 2021
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An evening celebrating Lilly Dancyger’s memoir, Negative Space, Melissa Febos’ essay collection, Girlhood, and Forsyth Harmon’s novel, Justine.

Four Decades with BOMB Magazine at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair
February 25, 2021
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BOMB’s founder and editor-in-chief, Betsy Sussler, at Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair!

A Room with a View: Brontez Purnell & Bruce LaBruce
February 2, 2021
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A conversation which celebrated the launch of Brontez Purnell’s new collection, 100 Boyfriends.