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CPL Presents: Natalie Dykstra, author of CHASING BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER

CPL Presents: Natalie Dykstra, author of CHASING BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER In-Person / Online

Join NATALIE DYKSTRA, the award-winning author of Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, for a reading and a conversation—moderated by SEBASTIAN SMEE, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at The Washington Post—about Boston's most beloved patron of the arts and the founder and namesake of one of the world's finest museums.

Called a "wise, captivating book" by Stacy Schiff and "an elegant depiction of a larger-than-life trailblazer" by Publisher's Weekly, Chasing Beauty is built upon both original research of previously unexamined documents as well as Dykstra's deep understanding of her subject's complexities and contradictions, qualities which make Isabella Stewart Gardner as compelling today as ever.

Destined to become the definitive biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner for years to come, Chasing Beauty is more than just that—it is also a tale of beauty and loss and grit and self-invention. This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation.

Registration is required.

Date:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time:
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Lecture Hall
Branches:
Main Library
Audience:
  Adult  
Categories:
  Author Event     City Event     Feature  

Registration is required. There are 45 in-person seats available. There are 106 online seats available.

Natalie Dykstra is the author of Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life. Her work on Isabella Stewart Gardner has won a Public Scholars Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an inaugural Robert and Ina Caro Research/Travel Fellowship sponsored by the Biographers International Organization (BIO). Dykstra, emerita professor of English at Hope College in Michigan, lives with her husband in Waltham, MA.

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

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