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[FULL] Evenings with an Author: Hollis Clayson [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]

1 September 2020 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

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*Covid-19 Update: This fall, the Library’s Evening with an Author series will continue to meet virtually, via Zoom. These events, which are free and open to the public, require advance sign up. Evenings with an Author programs begin at 19h30 (Central European Time). Please check eLibris or our programs calendar for updates and line-up.
Hollis Clayson will be speaking about her latest book, Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Epoque. She will explain her interest in artificial lighting technologies and highlight the artworks that most fascinated her and informed her work.
Dr. Clayson is Professor of Art History and Bergen Evans Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University, where she has taught for 30+ years. Trained at Wellesley and UCLA, she specializes in Paris-based art practices. Her books include Painted Love, Paris in Despair, and Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? In 2014, she was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Culture.
*The Library has a limited number of copies of Illuminated Paris: Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Epoque available for purchase, at a special discounted rate of 20 euros (list price 50 euros). Please email programs@americanlibraryinparis.org to reserve yours. Payment and pick up at the Library, with details to be communicated by email upon reservation of the book.


1 September 2020
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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