Chevalier to Speak in Great Gallery

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Girl with a pearl earringHistorical novelist Tracy Chevalier is known for weaving together new worlds from non-fiction, and never more fantastically than when she is addressing the great mysteries of art history. Known for her best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring (adapted for the big screen in 2003), Chevalier’s writing has taken readers to far-flung locales, from Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s 17th-century studio to a medieval Parisian court. Her most recent novel, though, takes its cue not from art but from the Black Swamp. At the Edge of the Orchard follows a struggling family as they try to make it in Northwest Ohio. Chevalier will give a free reading from the novel on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Great Gallery, with a book sale and signing to follow. The program is presented with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.


This article originally appeared in Volume 13, Issue 1 of arTMAtters, the Toledo Museum of Art’s member magazine.


6 Responses to “Chevalier to Speak in Great Gallery”

  1. Pat Boynton says:

    Are reservations needed for this event on 2/2? Thanks in advance for your reply.

  2. Stephanie Elton says:

    No reservations required, Pat. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Hope to see you there!

  3. Mary says:

    What time will the doors open?

  4. Susan Conklin says:

    What is the charge for the tickets?

  5. Stephanie Elton says:

    The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Mary. The Great Gallery will be open to the public during that time period. Seats for the talk are available on a first come, first served basis.

  6. Stephanie Elton says:

    Admission to the event is free, Susan. No ticket is required. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.


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