The Times was once a newspaper that featured stories from around the world.
But in the past decade, it’s become a media giant.
For the past two years, the Times has published some of the best-selling books of the year, such as “The Art of Fiction,” by Robert Louis Stevenson; “An Unwritten Story,” by Anne Tyler; “The Way of Kings,” by King Solomon; and “The King’s Speech,” by George Washington.
And in 2015, the paper broke the record for the most number of articles on the topic of books on Amazon.
In 2016, the newspaper reported that the top 100 best-sellers on Amazon were the novels by Thomas Hardy, George Eliot, William Shakespeare, and J.K. Rowling.
But what happens when you want to read about books?
Or when you need to find a story?
The Times has partnered with the Broken Heart Gallery, which features the works of the world’s most famous painters and painters-in-residence, to create a series of immersive experiences, including books from the Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
On Saturday, June 7, the gallery will hold the first of its two events in partnership with the Times to tell the story of a writer from New York, from a young writer in her 20s, from the streets of Paris, to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. and the streets outside the Times.
“We’re thrilled to bring the story to the Times in partnership,” said Jennifer Kagan, vice president for the Times and a former art director at the Times, and the first woman to head the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize.
“When we think of the stories that come to the paper, we think about those from the New Yorker and the New Statesman, and we’re really looking to capture those stories from the worlds we work in.”
The Broken Heart gallery, which opened in New York in October, will also present a collection of paintings from the American Museum of Natural History, curated by the artist and former Times art critic, Michael Lonsdale.
The Times says it is thrilled to partner with Broken Heart to bring these incredible works to life.
“In the digital age, books are the ultimate gateway into the world, allowing people to read, learn, and engage in art, and for the first time ever, this partnership with Broken Hearts will give the world the opportunity to see the story behind a writer’s work firsthand,” said James O’Malley, executive editor and publisher of the Times Book Review.
“The stories of the writers featured in Broken Hearts are so important, and it’s our mission to tell them with as much emotion and passion as we can.”
In addition to the Broken Hearts exhibit, the museum will host an event on June 14 titled “A Place to Learn More,” where readers will be able to learn more about the art of writing.
And on Sunday, June 15, the Museum of the Moving Image will host a special book signing featuring a book by Jodi Picoult.
“Jodi Picolt’s memoir ‘What I Did to Get Here’ is an engaging, compelling, and powerful story about the journey that brought her to New York,” said Artistic Director Elizabeth M. Giese, president and CEO of the museum.
“A place to learn the book, hear the book’s story, and share the book with your friends is a wonderful way to celebrate the great work of the art world.”
The book’s title is a reference to the book of the same name, which tells the story, in a beautiful, moving, and heartbreaking way, of a young woman who moves to the city of New York after a failed relationship with her father and who, in doing so, unleashes a wave of anger and resentment that transforms her life.
It’s also a poignant and moving read about her search for her place in the world after her father’s death.
For more information, visit the Broken Home Gallery website at Broken Heart.org.