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Virtual Event – Kendra Greene
July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us as we welcome A. Kendra Greene, author of The Museum of Whales You Will Never See, for a virtual event in conversation with Jessica Harvey from the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
This event will be hosted on the Zoom platform, to register in advance click here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event on Thursday July 30 at 7:00 central.
You can purchase a copy of The Museum of Whales You Will Never See here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-museum-of-whales-you-will-never-see/127 or call the store, 918-602-4452.
About The Museum of Whales You Will Never See
Iceland is home to only 330,000 people (roughly the population of Lexington, Kentucky) but more than 265 museums and public collections–nearly one for every ten people. They range from the intensely physical, like the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which collects the penises of every mammal known to exist in Iceland, to the vaporously metaphysical, like the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, which poses a particularly Icelandic problem: How to display what can’t be seen? In The Museum of Whales You Will Never See, A. Kendra Greene is our wise and whimsical guide through this cabinet of curiosities, showing us, in dreamlike anecdotes and more than thirty charming illustrations, how a seemingly random assortment of objects–a stuffed whooper swan, a rubber boot, a shard of obsidian, a chastity belt for rams–can map a people’s past and future, their fears and obsessions. “The world is chockablock with untold wonders,” she writes, “there for the taking, ready to be uncovered at any moment, if only we keep our eyes open.”
About the author:
A. Kendra Greene is a writer and artist who has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Chicago History Museum, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and the Dallas Museum of Art, where she was a writer in residence. She has an MFA in nonfiction and a graduate certificate in book arts from the University of Iowa and has been the recipient of a Fulbright grant, a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and a Harvard Library Innovation Lab Fellowship. She lives in Dallas, Texas, where she is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas, a guest artist at Nasher Sculpture Center, and an associate editor at Southwest Review.