The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures

B. J. Novak: Art and Pranks

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Friday, March 1, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Add to Calendar 2024-03-01 19:00:00 2024-03-01 20:00:00 B. J. Novak: Art and Pranks 03/01/2024, 7-8pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Writer, actor, and comedian B. J. Novak returns to the MFA to relive his prank of recording over the Museum’s audio guides when he was a high schooler living in Newton. Join Novak for a special talk where he breaks down the prank, which at the time was highly publicized, and hear his thoughts on the intersection where pranks, creativity, authenticity, and art meet.

B. J. Novak is well known for his work on the Emmy Award–winning comedy The Office, in which he both starred as Ryan and was a writer, director, and Executive Producer. He has appeared in films such as Inglorious Basterds and The Founder and television series such as Punk’dThe Newsroom and The Mindy Project, and is the author of the best-selling short story collection One More Thing and the children’s blockbuster The Book With No Pictures. Most recently, Novak wrote, directed, and starred in the acclaimed 2022 film Vengeance.

In conversation with Amir Dehestani, high school classmate of B.J. Novak 

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The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.