Event Details

Feb 17, 2021
Zoom meeting

Our new reading series will help satisfy your desires to travel! Join Nancy Green and Maryterese Pasquale-Bowen once again to imagine far-off places through art, and meet Gemma Rodrigues, the Johnson’s new Ames Director of Education and Curator of the Global Arts of Africa.

Our first selection this season is a fictional autobiography written by the Lebanese-French author Amin Maalouf in the voice of a Renaissance-era traveler, Leo Africanus. The story is based on the real-life adventures of the 16th-century geographer, adventurer, and scholar. Fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, he relates his subsequent itinerant travels around northern Africa and back to Europe in a very personal story set in fascinating times.

Save the date: Our next session is scheduled for March 17 (4:00 PM EST) reading Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk.

Free registration is required to attend via Zoom. Click here to register.