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August 2021

Tuesday Nights: Meet the Artist Series – Gary Gianni

August 24 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Featured Artist: Gary Gianni Gary Gianni follows in the footsteps of artists like N.C. Wyeth and Hal Foster, illustrating the comic strip Prince Valiant, classic tales such as Moby Dick and Kidnapped, and the latest book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

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Summer Book Club: he Complete and Original Norwegian Folk Tales of Asbjørnsen and Moe,

August 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Summer Book Clun presents The Complete and Original Norwegian Folk Tales of Asbjørnsen and Moe, compiled by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe and first published in 1841. Nikolai Astrup read and deeply admired these stories as a child. A new translation of the tales by Tiina Nunnally introduces readers to giant trolls, talking animals, and other remarkable beings that inspired Astrup in his creation of magical landscapes.

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Lecture: Julia Sweig, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

August 30 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Biographer Julia Sweig will discuss her bestselling book, which is a commanding portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency.

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Lecture: Julia Sweig, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

August 31 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Biographer Julia Sweig will discuss her bestselling book, which is a commanding portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady’s political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency.

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September 2021

Lecture and Film Screening: Professor Michael Hoberman and the film Call Us Ishmael

September 5 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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$15 – $20

Michael Hoberman, an American literature professor at Fitchburg State University, will make his case that Melville is an ideal writer for people who describe themselves as skeptical romantics. His talk highlights his own path to Melville's writing, and it will also offer a brief discussion of how he teaches two lesser-known texts ("Benito Cereno" and "The Encantadas"). Call Us Ishmael chronicles filmmaker David Shaerf's journey into the world of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Throughout his quest he encounters artists, musicians,…

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True Conversations with Martha Hall Kelly & Heidi Pitlor

September 7 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$15 – $20

An engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of best-selling author Martha Hall Kelly.

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Voices of Poetry

September 12 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of great poetry featuring: Robert Carr - Developmental Editor, Indolent Books; Frederick-Douglass Knowles II - Poet Laureate of Hartford, CT & Professor of English, Three Rivers Community College, Steve Kuusisto - Director, Interdisciplinary Programs & Outreach, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, Heather Treseler - Associate Professor of English, Worcester State University.

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Molly Rideout and Matt Tannenbaum in Conversation

September 19 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10

Molly Rideout, the 2021 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Resident, and Matt Tannenbaum of the Bookstore in Lenox will discuss her residency and how it led her to Augustus “Aug” Martin, an amateur photographer, barber, house-painter and all-around reveler, from the small community of Lenox Dale in the early 1900s. Her research on Martin inspired her public art installation, ‘The Farewell,” on view at The Mount and The Bookstore. This program will also celebrate the launch of her limited edition, hand-bound artist book,…

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The Gibson Girl: A Gilded Age Icon

September 25 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Program committee member Tom Hayes will give a visual presentation on “The Gibson Girl: A Gilded Age Icon,” covering the life of the famed artist, his work and his wife. The talk, as well as the exhibit, will coincide with ArtWeek Berkshires. Hayes has lectured extensively, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning and Elder Hostel. He served as president of Edith Wharton Restoration at The Mount and is…

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Arts Alive! Spoken Word – Readings by authors Brendan Mathews & Nathan McClain

September 25 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Chesterwood, 3 Williamsville Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Brendan Mathews is the author of This Is Not a Love Song and The World of Tomorrow. Nathan McClain is a poet, editor, and educator living in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is the author of Scale and Previously Owned.

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