Lecture

Morristown Festival of Books: Anika Denise – Oct 12, 2019

Meet author Anika Aldamuy Denise as part of the Morristown Festival of Book’s KidFest! Anika grew up in Queens, in a book-loving, food-loving Puerto Rican-Italian family. She is the author of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré; Starring Carmen!; Lights, Camera, Carmen!; and many other celebrated books for young readers. In her nonfiction work, Anika strives to illuminate the important contributions of influential Latinas, so that readers of all backgrounds, but especially those in the Latinx community, are inspired to dare greatly and share their gifts with the world.

DateSaturday, October 12, 2019
Time10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
LocationPresbyterian Parish House
65 South St. Morristown, NJ
PriceFREE

Lecture

Rivera, Orozco & Siqueros: Revolutionary Muralists by Dr. Mimi Weinberg – Nov 11, 2019

Murals adorning public spaces blossomed in the first years after the Mexican revolution. The muralists, most famously Orozco, Siqueros, and Rivera, were politically committed to celebrating the history and lives of the Mexican people in their frescoes. Independently, each was invited to bring their visions and expertise to public venues across Northern America. This class will familiarize you with the aesthetic and political backgrounds of the artists and their partnerships with students, university trustees, Edsel Ford and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Those murals which remain on display in in New York, New Hampshire, Detroit and California will be emphasized.

DateMonday, November 2, 2019
Time10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LocationMorris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Price$25 – $31