The Jack Kevorkian Papers at Armenian Library of the Americas

November 15, 2008 at 10:21 pm

I have been holding on to this for a while, but think some other people might find it as interesting as I do.

Jack Kevorkian, the public face of physician-assisted suicide in the United States, was paroled last year following a stint in jail for second-degree murder. It is perhaps less well known that he is also a painter and a composer, whose works are at the Armenian Library and Museum of the Americas (ALMA). Or at least they were while he was in prison, I don’t know if he reclaimed them or not.

His painting focus on the issue of death but his music (which I have only seen in manuscript, never heard), has elements of the German Baroque in it. According to the wikipedia article, he also has a CD out, but I’ve never had a chance to listen to it.

Anyway, if you are in Boston, and want to make a trip over to ALMA, it is kind of an interesting little story.

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