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Darien Library Offers a Sneak Peek of Jasper Johns Exhibit

Darien Library invites art enthusiasts to a program that takes a closer look at the life of one of America’s most creative minds.

"Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror," currently on view at both the Whitney Museum in New York City and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is the largest survey of the artist's work to date. This blockbuster exhibition offers an extensive look at Johns’ works in a wide range of media including paintings, prints, sculpture, and photography.

Art historian Page Knox will explore Johns’ most iconic images and provide a primer for the Mind/Mirror exhibitions.

This virtual event will take place on Wednesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at www.darienlibrary.org/event/5462.

About the Presenter

Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University, where she received her PhD in 2012. She works in a variety of capacities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art giving public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaching classes at the museum, and leading groups for Travel with the Met.

Page graduated from Yale University and was a double major in Art History and Economics. Upon graduation, Page spent her twenties in the financial world. Before returning to graduate school, she worked at the Yale Center for British Art. At Columbia, she received a PhD with a focus in American Art, while her minor field was Renaissance painting, specifically Leonardo da Vinci. Her dissertation, Scribner's Monthly 1870-1881: Illustrating a New American Art World, explored the significant expansion of illustration in print media during the 1870s, using Scribner's Monthly as a lens to examine how the medium changed the general aesthetic in American art in the late nineteenth century.

She continues to publish and lecture at various conferences on the subject and is a contributing author for a recently released textbook on the history of illustration. In addition to her Art Humanities class, she also teaches summer courses at Columbia that focuses on American Art and Trans-Atlantic Exchange during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

About Darien Library 

Darien Library is a Library Journal five-star Library. It is among the busiest in the state with over 1,300 people visiting on an average day and has the highest per capita circulation of items in Connecticut. The Library collection includes 125,000 books and 300 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. In addition, the Library presents over 1,500 public events annually, hosting a lineup of bestselling authors, technology classes, early literacy programs, and workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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