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.

Reserve a copy of the book at www.pbclibrary.org

Thursday, January 6 / 2-3pm

Book + Art / Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós

Read the book in advance, then join other guests and Museum and Library staff for a virtual book discussion and talk on a related artwork. Benito Pérez Galdós, Tristana, 1892 + Beaching the Boat (Afternoon Light) by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

“Don Lope is a Don Juan, an aging but still effective predator on the opposite sex. He is also charming and generous, unhesitatingly contributing the better part of his fortune to pay off a friend’s debts, kindly assuming responsibility for the friend’s orphaned daughter, lovely Tristana. Don Lope takes her into his house and before long he takes her to bed.

It’s an arrangement that Tristana accepts more or less unquestioningly— that is, until she meets the handsome young painter Horacio. Then she actively rebels, sets out to educate herself, reveals tremendous talents, and soon surpasses her lover in her open defiance of convention. One thing is for sure: Tristana will be her own woman.

And when it counts Don Lope will be there for her.

Benito Pérez Galdós, one of the most sophisticated and delightful of the great European novelists, was a clear-eyed, compassionate, and not-a-little amused observer of the confusions, delusions, misrepresentations, and perversions of the mind and heart. He is the unsurpassed chronicler of the reality show called real life.”

- New York Review Books

Included with Museum admission.

Registration required; registration opens December 1.

This program is a partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System.

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