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Demeter’s Choice: A Portrait of My Grandmother as a Young Artist

February 23, 2014 from 3:00pm

Mary Dorra discusses her new book, a historical novel that takes place in the late 19th century and focuses on a fascinating chapter in American art history, the Beaux-Arts movement. The novel’s heroine is Dorra’s grandmother, Mary Lawrence, who worked in Paris as an assistant to the great American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The lecture includes short profiles of the most prominent artists of the period and the political and social context in which they worked.
Mary Craig Auditorium

$5 SBMA Members/$7 Non-Members
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Event Details

  • Organizer/Sponsor: sbart
  • Starts: February 23, 2014 3:00pm
  • Price: $5 SBMA Members/$7 Non-Members
  • Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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