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April Reading Series with Linda Ohlson Graham
April 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 28, 2021
Join a weekly virtual book club and read along/read aloud with group leader, Linda Ohlson Graham. Each session will focus on Mrs. Jack: A Biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner by Louise Hall Tharp. Linda Ohlson Graham, will read aloud from the book while encouraging other participants to read along or aloud as well. Beginning Tuesday, January 5 and continuing every Tuesday until the book is finished. Join at any time!
Mrs. Jack explores the life of the extraordinary, red-headed Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), whose life spanned pre-Civil War nineteenth century America through the early twentieth century. Gardner was an American charmer and art collector who came to Beacon Street, Boston from New York and became a legend in her lifetime.
After years of collecting art on a small, personal scale, Isabella inherited $1.75 million upon her father’s death in 1891 and was able to begin collecting on a greatly expanded level. Upon purchasing Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, Age 23 in 1896, Isabella and her husband Jack decided their ambitions as collectors required more space than their residence permitted, and first began to consider the idea of a museum. This dream was realized when, at her husband’s death, she built an enduring memorial–the Gardner museum or Fenway Court.
Call the Library at 508-487-7094 to check out a copy and join Linda for the discussion on Zoom! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join.
Linda Ohlson Graham is a fine photographer and ecstatic poet, named CO Department of Peace Poet Laureate in Oct. 2009, who has sailed thousands of miles, including through the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central and South America. While living in Denver, Colorado, Linda co-directed the J.M.W. Turner Museum from 1984 to 1996. Her photography and spiritual writing portray the richness of her life’s experience. Her book EARTH OCEAN HEAVENS can be viewed at https://www.lindaohlsongraham.com.