Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - There, There by Tommy Orange

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Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - There, There by Tommy Orange

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose. Each month, a Portrait Gallery educator will discuss a portrait from the collection. Following the portrait exploration, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a book related to the image.

On November 19, we will discuss There, There by Tommy Orange

There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality.

Please listen to https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/the-authors-voice/tommy-orange-reads-the-state in preparation for the November discussion.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

-These are book discussions, the authors are not present.

-This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

-In addition to checking out the books at the DC Public library (links above), the books are also available for purchase in the Portrait Gallery's museum shop.

-Art AfterWords will meet at the National Portrait Gallery's 8th and G Street NW entrance.

For questions about obtaining the book from the DC Public Library, please contact David Quick. For inquiries about the program, please contact NPGEducation.

Image Credit:

Russell Means by Bob Coronato
Oil on canvas, 2012
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
© 2009 Bob Coronato

To learn more about this portrait, visit: https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.2017.81?destination=edan-search/default_search%3Freturn_all%3D1%26edan_q%3Drussell%2520means

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