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The Beauty of Art - Jill Bialosky & Patrick Bringley

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  • Patrick Bringley (All the Beauty in the World) and Jill Bialosky (The Deceptions) will be in conversation about art, life and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Millions of people climb the grand marble staircase to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art every year. But only the guards who roam unobtrusively in dark blue suits, keeping a watchful eye on the two million square foot treasure house, have unrestricted access. Caught up in his glamorous "edgling career at The New Yorker, Patrick Bringley never thought he’d be one of them. Then his older brother was diagnosed with fatal cancer and he found himself needing to escape the mundane clamor of daily life. So he quit The New Yorker and sought solace in the most beautiful place he knew. In Jill Bialosky’s book, The Deceptions, she says, “Something terrible has happened and I don’t know what to do.” An unnamed narrator’s life is unraveling. Her only child has left home, and her twenty-year marriage is strained. Anticipation about her soon-to-be-released book of poetry looms. She seeks answers to the paradoxes of love, desire, and parenthood among the Greek and Roman gods at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As she passes her days teaching at a boys’ prep school, she spends her off hours sequestered in the museum’s austere galleries.
  • Jill Bialosky is the author of six collections of poetry, three novels, and two memoirs. She is executive editor and vice president at W. W. Norton and Company. She lives in New York City.
  • Patrick Bringley worked for a decade as a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wrote his memoir about that experience . He lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, with his wife and two children.
Production Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 17:15

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