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 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows by Ai Weiwei for the June session. Acclaimed Chinese artist and activist Weiwei tells his story alongside his father’s—renowned poet Ai Qing—to describe the personal cost of resistance. His story follows his search for freedom across decades and borders; Weiwei continued to rail against the country’s oppressive systems with his art and writing, continuing to do so even after his imprisonment in 2011. Astounding and provocative, this easily sits in the top tier of dissident writing.
Registration Required. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to registrants on the day of the event. This event is moderated.
Paper copies of 1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows are available to borrow from OCPL.
eBook copies will be available shortly from OverDrive/Libby.
Audiobook copies will be available shortly from OverDrive/Libby.