Evenings with an Author: Hollis Clayson
March 25 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Hollis 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.
At the Library, Hollis 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. The talk will be followed by a book sale and signing.