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Literary Event: American Artists of the Gilded Age

May 06 2015

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WHAT:

Literary Event: American Artists of the Gilded Age
Through this illustrated talk, author Mary Tonetti Dorra brings the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition to life and shares the compelling story of artist Mary Lawrence, Dorra’s grandmother, who was the only woman allowed to exhibit a sculpture outside the Women’s Building. Dorra will discuss American artists of the Gilded Age and reveal a portrait of the era illuminated in her historical novel, Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist. Book sale and signing to follow.

WHERE:

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-783-5000

WHEN:

Sunday, May 24, 2–3:30 p.m.

PRICE:

Free. Admission is required to visit the museum’s galleries. No reservations required.

National Museum of Women in the Arts