Book + Art

A Mash-Up for Art and Book Lovers!

Read the featured book in advance, then join other guests, Museum and Library staff for a lively book discussion and talk on a related artwork via Zoom.

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Thursday, June 3 / 2pm 

Book: Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet, 1974

Art: The Wind in a Corner by Kay Sage, 1949

“The Hearing Trumpet is the story of 92-year-old Marian Leatherby, who is given the gift of a hearing trumpet only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world. “ (Goodreads)

Following a discussion about The Hearing Trumpet, explore The Wind in a Corner a Surrealist painting by artist, Kay Sage. One of the few American Surrealists, Sage was known for her puzzling, wrapped forms and scenes of complex architectural objects. Learn why The Wind in a Corner is considered to be painted at the height of Sage’s artistic maturity, and more about the artist’s life and work. Kate Faulkner, Associate Curator of Education for Public Programs will lead the conversation.

Registration Opens April 19

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Attending this Event

Join live: RSVP to receive an email reminder on the day of the program with the link to tune in. The link to join will also be posted here 2 hours before the program starts.
Watch later: This program will not be recorded.
Help with Zoom: If you have never used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app or join from your browser. Zoom works best on the Chrome browser.
Having trouble? Contact Kate Faulkner at [email protected]
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This program is a partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System.