A Mash-Up for Art and Book Lovers
Read the featured book in advance, then visit the Museum for a lively book discussion and gallery talk on the related artwork. This program is a partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System.
Book + Art is free and open to the public.
Book: Ibi Zoboi, American Street (2017)
Art: Danh Vo, We the People (detail) (2011)
In this debut novel, Zoboi draws on her experience as a Haitian immigrant, infusing her lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and voodoo culture. Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo also addresses immigrant culture through his sculpture, a fragment of an exact copy of the Statue of Liberty. Discuss the distinct ways Zoboi and Vo approach the subject of immigration.