Rachel Cohen, author of "A Chance Meeting" will be in conversation with Natalie Dykstra

Rachel Cohen, author of "A Chance Meeting" will be in conversation with Natalie Dykstra
Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Location: Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue New York, NY
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CUNY Graduate Center invites you to a discussion between Natalie Dykstra and Rachel Cohen on Dykstra's upcoming biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner entitled Chasing Beauty. Gardner was an eccentric Boston socialite at the turn of the 20th century and founder of the eclectic art museum in her name. In the book, Dykstra illuminates how the museum and its holdings can be seen as a kind of memoir created with objects, displayed per Gardner’s wishes. 

Dykstra is joined by Rachel Cohen, whose book, A Chance Meeting: American Encounters, traces a history of American artists and their social lives, in which Gardner makes several appearances. Cohen's book is being reissued by NYRB Classics in March 2024.

Dykstra and Cohen's conversation can be attended in-person or virtually via Zoom.

This event is presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

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