Please join the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art, for a reading and conversation in English and French with contemporary French writer Marie Darrieussecq. She will speak about her book, Being Here Is Everything, a literary biography of German artist Paula Modersohn-Becker.
A book signing and reception will follow.
Tree,1899, by Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, 1876-1907), oil on canvas, 24 x 14 inches. Acquired with funds provided by the 1961 Art Purchase Fund, 1961.051.001.
The Snite Museum of Art has one painting by Paula Modersohn-Becker entitled Tree, 1899, currently on view in the second-floor Twentieth-Century Gallery.
“First published in France in 2016,
Marie Darrieussecq’s triumphant and illuminating biography at once revives Modersohn-Becker’s reputation as a significant figure in modernism and sheds light on the extreme difficulty women have faced in attaining recognition and establishing artistic careers.” [Description provided by publisher Semiotext(e)]
This event is made possible by generous support from: The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures | The Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters | The Nanovic Institute for European Studies | The Snite Museum of Art | The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures | The Department of Art, Art History & Design | The Gender Studies Program | The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.