Julie Mehretu (photo by Anastasia Muna)

Julie Mehretu (photo by Anastasia Muna)

This Thursday at the Morgan Library & Museum, artist Julie Mehretu and author Jonathan Safran Foer will be in conversation to discuss the films that have inspired their lives and work. Mehretu is a MacArthur fellow and an award-winning artist known for her densely-layered paintings and prints. Foer is the author of Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Eating Animals, and other books.

Jonathan Safran Foer (photo by Esther Foer)

Jonathan Safran Foer (photo by Esther Foer)

The discussion will be moderated by Antonio Monda, the Artistic Director of the Le Conversazioni literary festival. The talk begins at 7 pm, and tickets can be purchased here. The cost is $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and free for students with valid ID.

Anyone with an interest in the convergence of visual art, film, and literature should certainly attend this event.

When: Thursday, December 6, 7:00 pm

Where: The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, Murray Hill, Manhattan

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