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April 2019

True Conversations with Lauren Groff

April 26 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$15 – $20

Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Lauren Groff, New York Times Bestselling author of Florida and Fates and Furies. Asking questions not typically asked of female writers, Pitlor will get to the core of what it means to be a fiction author today. This will not be your standard book talk!

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Gallery Talk: Highlights of the Collection

April 27 @ 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Saturdays at 11:15, September through June, take a guided walk through the galleries with a member of the Clark's education team. Join fellow art lovers for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, learn about the history of the museum, and gain new insight into some Clark favorites. Groups meet outside the permanent collection in the Museum Pavilion. Talks are limited to twenty people each on a first-come, first-served basis.

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May 2019

Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

May 11 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike

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Food For Thought: Dinner with Rebecca Soffer

May 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$90 – $100

Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” Rebecca Soffer’s Modern Loss is a fresh and irreverent examination into finding resilience. Having lost a parent as a young adult, she founded a website to change the dialogue around grief. Now, in this wise and often funny book, she offers insights to help us cry, laugh, identify, and – above all – empathize. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously,…

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The Year Germany Lost the War with Andrew Nagorski

May 30 @ 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 – $15

Join us as bestselling historian Andrew Nagorski takes a fresh look at 1941, the year when Hitler’s miscalculations and policy of terror propelled Churchill, FDR, and Stalin into a powerful new alliance. In his lecture Nagorski illuminates the actions of the major characters of this pivotal year as never before, and reveals how 1941 set the Holocaust in motion.    

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America & Me: A Reading Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

May 31 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, 2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman at this staged-reading of America & Me by William Kinsolving. America & Me is the celebratory, profound, and tormented musings of Walt Whitman–on Lincoln, the Civil War, 19th Century America, sensory proclivities, and the struggles of publishing Leaves of Grass–on the occasion of his 67th birthday. William Kinsolving is an author and playwright. After graduating from Stanford, Kinsolving worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before attending The London Academy of…

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June 2019

H.G. Adler: Peter Filkins and James Marcus In Conversation

June 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 award-winning translator Peter Filkins in conversation with writer James Marcus as they dive into the life and works of H.G. Adler. H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds by Peter Filkins will be published in March 2019 by Oxford University Press. This biography of H.G. Adler is the story of a survivor of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, and two other concentration camps who not only lived through the greatest cataclysm of the 20th century, but someone who also devoted his literary…

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Impactful Immigration, Life-changing Books & Musical Masterpieces

June 23 @ 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tanglewood @ Ozawa Hall, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$159.00

One Day University, the acclaimed lifelong learning series, returns to Tanglewood for the ninth year! Join these award-winning professors from three renowned schools, each presenting their best lecture in Ozawa Hall.

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Member Rare Books Talk

June 25 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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In anticipation of the Clark’s special exhibition, Art's Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, Collections Development Librarian Terri Boccia and Collections Management Librarian Andrea Puccio present a rare books talk entitled, “Capturing the Spectacle: the Clark Library and Venice Biennale.” The talk gives members a behind-the-scenes look at the library’s ongoing Venice biennial project. Since 2007, the library has been collecting and preserving material created for each iteration of the Biennale—creating an unparalleled and growing group of books, electronic…

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July 2019

Opening Lecture for Ida O’keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow

July 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Please join Sue Canterbury, the Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art and curator of the exhibition Ida O’Keeffe: Escaping Georgia’s Shadow, as she presents her lecture “Ida O’Keeffe: Untimely Ambitions and Obstacles Unforeseen”. Before joining the DMA, Canterbury served as Associate Curator in the Department of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which was preceded by her first curatorial post as Assistant Curator at the Clark Art Institute. She holds an…

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