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This event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 28 at 4:00 pm on Zoom.
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About the Book:
The Lioness of Boston is a historic novel about the life of daring visionary Isabella Stewart Gardner, who created an inimitable legacy in American art and transformed the city of Boston itself. By the time Isabella Stewart Gardner opened her home as a museum in 1903 to showcase her collection of old masters, antiques, and objects d’art, she was already well-known for scandalizing Boston’s polite society. But when Isabella first arrived in Boston in 1861, newly married and unsure of herself, she was puzzled by the frosty reception she received from stuffy bluebloods. At first, she strived to fit in. Following tragedy and upper-society rejection, Isabella discovered her own outspoken nature, infiltrating the Harvard world, and embracing friends with those society defined as “other.” Isabella explores the art world, meeting Impressionist artists and kindred spirits Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and John Singer Sargent. A worldwide traveler, she collects paintings and objects, forging an important relationship with Jewish immigrant/Harvard student Bernard Berenson, her art dealer/confidante. An eccentric trailblazer, Isabella was a misfit who befriended other outcasts only to rise into art and intellectual society, opening her own museum. The Lioness of Boston is a portrait of a courageous soul, living life on her own terms, who shattered society’s expectations.
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About the Author:
Emily Franklin is the author of more than twenty novels and a poetry collection, Tell Me How You Got Here. Her award-winning work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Guernica, JAMA, and numerous literary magazines as well as featured and read aloud on NPR and named notable by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She lives outside of Boston with her family.
This lecture is presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.
Tuesday, November 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adult Ed, Lecture, Women of WHC
3935 Macomb Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
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