Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Join author Mary Tonetti Dorra for an illustrated talk about her namesake grandmother, Mary Lawrence Tonetti—one of America’s very few publicly-recognized female sculptors during the Gilded Age, whose friends and colleagues included such venerable Gilded Age artists as Augustus Saint-Gaudens (for whom she also worked as an assistant), Charles McKim, and Stanford White. Dorra will evoke this transformative era in American art and society drawing on her historical novel Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist (2014). Book signing to follow. Free for Museum members; $12 students/seniors; $16 general public.