Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Emily Stamey Will Lead First Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion of 2016-17

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries will hold their first book discussion of the new academic year on Monday, September 19 at 4 pm in the Hodges Room on the second floor of Jackson Library's original building. The book selected is Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival, by Christopher Benfey.  The book was chosen to complement the 75th Anniversary of the Weatherspoon Art Museum this year.

Reviewer Adam Goodheart of the New York Times Book Review called this NY Times Notable Book of 2012, "a book about earthen vases, epic voyages and ancestral blood. Part memoir, part family saga, part travelogue, part cultural history, it takes readers on a peripatetic ramble across America and beyond."  From the red bricks of North Carolina to the Black Mountain College to highly prized white clay, this is a book North Carolinians can especially enjoy.

 The discussion is free and open to all.

Dr. Emily Stamey is Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Prior to arriving in Greensboro, she held curatorial positions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. Dr. Stamey’s research focuses on the social histories of modern and contemporary art in the United States. She holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Kansas and a BA in art history from Grinnell College in Iowa.


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