Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Free, Registration Required
The Everson Museum of Art and the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville are partnering to bring you an art-themed book club right at home, in the car, on the trail, or camping in a tent in the woods. Wherever you are right now, you can enjoy a fascinating book and join the discussion on Zoom from your computer, tablet, or phone! Presented by the docents of the Everson, this social book club is open to adults and seniors looking to have a relaxing chat about a thrilling topic from the world of art.
We are reading American Mirror: by Deborah Solomon for the April session. As the star illustrator of The Saturday Evening Post for nearly half a century, Norman Rockwell mingled fact and fiction in paintings that reflected the we-the-people, communicating ideals of American democracy. “What’s interesting is how Rockwell’s personal desire for inclusion and normalcy spoke to the national desire for inclusion and normalcy,” writes Solomon. “His work mirrors his own temperament- his sense of humor, his fear of depths- and struck Americans as a truer version of themselves than the sallow, solemn, hard-bitten Puritans they knew from eighteenth-century portraits.”
Registration Required. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event. This event is moderated.
Paper copies of American Mirror are available to borrow from CLD&J. Get in touch with Erin ([email protected], 315-446-3578) if you would like a copy sent to a different library to pick up.