Book Club: The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

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Tour Name:

Book Club: The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

Tour Dates:

Saturday Nov 25 01:00 PM Tuesday Nov 28 01:00 PM

Location:

Honolulu Museum of Art


Event Information:

Led by Maeona Mendelson

Alizee Benoit, a Jewish American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940 amid personal and political turmoil. Some seventy years later, her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind recently found works by now famous Abstract Expressionist artists.  Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt? Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist captures both the inner workings of today’s New York art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism