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Women in the Arts Lecture Series: Get the Picture with Bianca Bosker

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In Conversation with Bianca Bosker, author of NYT bestseller Get The Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey Among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See

Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center
Fourth installment of our Women in the Arts Lecture series presented in collaboration with the New Canaan Library.  

In her latest journalistic endeavor, Bosker immerses herself in the nerve center of the art world and the people who live for it: gallerists, collectors, curators, and, of course, artists themselves—the kind who work multiple jobs to afford their studios while scrabbling to get eyes on their art. As she stretches canvases until her fingers blister, talks her way into A-list parties full of billionaire collectors, sells art as a gallerist, has her face sat on by a nearly-naked performance artist, and forces herself to stare at a single sculpture for hours on end while working as a museum security guard, she discovers not only the inner workings of the art machine but also a more expansive way of living.

Probing everything from cave paintings to Instagram, from the science of sight to the importance of beauty, Get the Picture examines art’s role in our culture, our economy, and our hearts. As with her book Cork Dork, Bosker takes readers inside a powerful and cloistered industry. And with humor and infectious curiosity, she turns an intimidating subject into something both accessible and endlessly fascinating. Get the Picture is a rollicking adventure that will change the way you see forever.


Bianca Bosker is the New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork and, most recently, Get the Picture: A Mind-Bending Journey among the Inspired Artists and Obsessive Art Fiends Who Taught Me How to See. A contributing writer at The Atlantic, she has also written for publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work has been recognized with awards from the New York Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and more, and has been included in The Best American Travel Writing. She lives in New York City.


This event is free, but registration is required.  Please submit the form below to reserve your spot and pre-order a signed copy of “Get the Picture”.



May 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm