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Virtual: Art & Lit, ‘Visions of Venice’ and Italo Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’
September 9 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Ackland Art Museum in reading (or re-reading!) Italo Calvino’s 1972 classic novel Invisible Cities, which features a fictional Marco Polo describing fascinating vignettes of his travels to an aged Kublai Khan. After you’ve read it, spend time exploring James McNeill Whistler’s captivating 1879 etchings of Venice, on view June 18-September 12 in the Ackland’s newest exhibition Visions of Venice.
As the exhibition comes to a close, join us on Zoom for a lively virtual art and literature discussion with the Ackland’s Director of Education and Interpretation Carolyn Allmendinger and UNC Professor Emerita of Art History Mary Pardo, where we’ll discuss the resonances between the novel and artworks.
GET THE BOOK:
Ticket includes one copy of Invisible Cities and shipment to your home. Please provide your mailing address when you check out.
JOIN US FOR THE DISCUSSION:
Zoom link is provided with ticket confirmation email. A reminder will also be sent closer to the program date.
Presented in partnership with Carolina Public Humanities.