ONLINE Everson Art Book Club: Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
Virtual Meeting Room

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The Everson Museum of Art and the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville are partnering to bring you an art-themed book club right at home, in the car, on the trail, or camping in a tent in the woods. Wherever you are right now, you can enjoy a fascinating book and join the discussion on Zoom from your computer, tablet, or phone! Presented by the docents of the Everson, this social book club is open to adults and seniors looking to have a relaxing chat about a thrilling topic from the world of art.

We are reading Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King for the August session. When the powerful and willful Pope Julius II wanted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel covered with frescoes, he had any number of great artists to choose from. The 29-year-old Michelangelo, coming off the recent triumph of his colossal sculpture of David, was already at work on Julius's massive (and never to be fully realized) tomb. The much-sought-after sculptor had little experience as a painter and even less in the demanding medium of fresco. The author masterfully details the epic struggle between Michelangelo as egotistical genius and Julius as brilliant manipulator, descriptions that can easily be reversed.

Registration Required. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event. This event is moderated.

Paper copies of Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling are available to borrow.

Additional copies are available through Hoopla.

Event Type(s): Book Discussion / Club, Online Event / Meeting
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors

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