****Seminars are open discussions on the books not lectures. For a better conversational experience and greater overall satisfaction, selections should be read prior to the seminars.****
Art By the Book at the San Antonio Museum of Art: October 9th, 2016
Explore the many connections between Art and Literature at SAMA! Event begins with a private tour of artworks in the Museum collections related to the Book, followed by a Seminar conversation in the galleries. To top it off, we will then enjoy a delicious brunch at “Sketch”, the Museum’s pop-up restaurant.
Selection for October:
Raise the Red Lantern (Wives and Concubines), by Su Tong. (novella) + Raise the Red Lantern, Yimpou Zhang (film adaptation)
In 1920s or 30s China, four wives caught in a polygamous marriage compete with each other for power within a traditional patriarchal household. Issues of class, gender and sexual hierarchies, and questions about the role of destiny, emerge in the haunting atmosphere of the household.
Connections to other literary works
Raise the Red Lantern is commonly associated with other works of magical realism, such as Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Jorge, Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar and Luisa Valenzuela.
SAVE THIS DATE:
Friday, October 28th, 2016| Chinese and Contemporary Art galleries
August 14, 2016: Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
April 9th 2016: Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
Future Seminars and Exhibitions TBD. Please the SAMA website (www.samuseum.org) for calendar listings.
Location: All sessions take place in the SAMA galleries associated with the readings.
Your Hosts: David Saussy of Symposium Great Books Institute will lead the seminars.
$15 | members
$25 | non-members
Registration fee includes brunch, a gallery talk, a copy of the reading, and the seminar.