6:30PM - 7:30PM
Inspired by an 18th century bookcase in Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939, local poets and literature students will read from the works of Thomas Gray, Phyllis Wheatley, Francisco Balagtas, Charles’ Dickens and others.
Image Credit: Gustave Herter, designer, American (born Germany), 1830–1898; Ernst Plassmann, woodworker, American, 1823–1877; Bulkley and Herter, manufacturer, United States (New York), ca. 1852–1858. Bookcase, 1852–53. White oak, eastern white pine, eastern hemlock, yellow poplar with later stained glass. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Purchase: Nelson Trust through the exchange of gifts, bequests, and other Trust properties. 97.35