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Mitchell Gallery Book Group Discusses Henry James Story and Takes “The Grand Tour”
FOR RELEASE: February 15, 2010
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-626-2539
The St. John’s Mitchell Gallery brings together Annapolis-area art lovers for discussions at the college, based on readings that accompany a current gallery exhibition. The Mitchell Gallery Book Club will discuss Henry James’ short story, “The Real Thing” and tour the exhibition “From La Serenissima to the Eternal City: The Grand Tour in 18th Century Venice and Rome.” This exhibit documents the luxurious educational journeys that aristocratic young men and women took to two of Italy’s most vibrant cities. “The Grand Tour” is on view at the Mitchell Gallery from March 13 to April 23. The Book Club will meet on in the Mitchell Gallery March 18, at 2:30 p.m.
“The Real Thing” tells the story of a painter and the models he paints. Published in the British magazine “Black and White” in 1892, today it is considered one of James’ most important works.
“The Real Thing” is available in the college bookstore. This drop-in book group is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call the Community Programs office at 410-626-2530.
Exhibit Related Events:
March 24 - Gallery Talk: Exhibit curators Eric Denker and David Gariff, both senior lecturers of adult programs at the National Gallery of Art, will give a lecture on “The Grand Tour” at 7 p.m.
April 14 - Art Express: Join Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg for a lunchtime tour of “The Grand Tour” from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
April 20 - Seminar: Artist Ebby Malmgren will lead a seminar related to “The Grand Tour” at 7 p.m. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 410-626-2556.
This exhibition is made possible by the support of the Helena Foundation.