TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019 at 5:30PM:
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING WITH HAROLD HOLZER,
LINCOLN SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR OF THE
ACCLAIMED NEW BIOGRAPHY
MONUMENT MAN: THE LIFE AND ART OF DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH
Daniel Arts Center / Bard College at Simon’s Rock
84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Tickets $20 (free for members of Chesterwood and Simon’s Rock students and staff)
Reception to follow. Advance-copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Advance reservations recommended by contacting Chesterwood at 413-298-2034, or emailing email@example.com
About the Author
Harold Holzer is a Lincoln scholar and prizewinning author of numerous books on Civil War–era art and history, including Lincoln and the Power of the Press (winner of the Lincoln Prize), The Lincoln Image, and Lincoln at Cooper Union. Holzer appears frequently on radio and television, including on C-SPAN and CNN, and in Lincoln and Civil War documentaries for the BBC, NHK, and the History Channel. Formerly senior vice president for public affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and Foundation, he currently serves as director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. In 2008, he was awarded the National Humanities Award.
About “Monument Man”
The long life and dramatic artistic career of pre-eminent American sculptor Daniel Chester French, whose statue for the Lincoln Memorial is arguably the nation’s most iconic statue, are fully explored for the first time in Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French (March 2019, $35.00), a lavishly illustrated cradle-to-grave biography by Harold Holzer, one of the leading historians of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2pm:
Reading and Book Signing
with Patricia Harris & David Lyon
Saturday, September 15th from 2-4 pm, at the Chesterwood Woodshed (behind the Barn Gallery) FREE.
An illustrated lecture, Genius loci: How New England shaped its artists and writers by Patricia Harris and David Lyon authors of the recently released, Historic New England: A Tour of the Region's Top 100 National Landmarks. The event will also include readings from the book and discussion, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at Chesterwood.
This event is free to the public, and light refreshments will be served. Due to limited seating advance registration is encouraged. Please e-mail Valerie Balint at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-298-2033 to secure your place.
Patricia Harris and David Lyon are authors of more than thirty books on travel, food, and art— and will discuss some of their favorites sites from their new publication.
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