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Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

Art in Literature: An Undying Love Affair

Fri, Oct 14, 6–8 pm

Marble Hall

Untitled-1Winner of the 2016 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award

Join us for a talk by this year’s winning author. Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award is given jointly by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Virginia.

This year’s winner is Portraits at an Exhibition, a novel about a young man named Robin who is searching for his life’s purpose as he wanders an art exhibition of portraits. Gazing upon works by Botticelli, Velazquez, Sargent and other famous artists, Robin ponders the lives of the artists and the people they painted, and draws inspiration from them.

Author Patrick Horrigan, a writer and English professor at Long Island University, will discuss the creation of this book. A reception and book signing in the Marble Hall follows the talk.