Book Club Conversation: The Kingdom of this World
February 16, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
Explore the Mysteries of Spady Museum’s New Exhibit Both Online and In-Person. Haitian-American artistry in-depth beginning Saturday, Jan. 19th
In partnership with the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center, Inc., the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will host a special conversation series about the book, The Kingdom of this World.
Written in 1949 by Alejo Carpentier, The Kingdom of this World explores the intersection of history and art; the Haitian Revolution; racial, political and religious oppression; and the function and abuse of power across cultures and communities. The book conversation series is held in conjunction with The Spady Museum’s current exhibition, which examines similar themes.
“Decolonizing Refinement: The Kingdom of this World” is on display through April 26, 2019, and features the work of Edouard Duval-Carrié, an internationally significant Miami-based, Haitian-born artist. Duval-Carrié creates colorful, socially and politically-oriented narrative art that channels his knowledge and fascination with Haitian history, spiritual beliefs and folklore.
For “Decolonizing Refinement: Kingdom of this World,” Carrie’s art is combined with historical artifacts related to Florida’s agricultural labor history, borrowed from south Florida regional historical collections. Different artifacts from “Decolonizing Refinement” will be on display at the FAU Schmidt Center Gallery and at the Spady Museum – as a two-part, sister exhibition.
The book conversation kick-off event will be held both online and in-person at the Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444, at noon on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The sessions will be interactive and facilitated through via, Google Hangout, which allows two-way communication between the facilitator and book club attendees. The Google Hangout will also be streamed live via Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center’s YouTube channel, for the public to “tune in” to the book club meeting.The series dates are: Streaming and In-Person introduction and kick-off: noon, January 19th Second Streaming Discussion: noon, February 16th. Final discussion, featuring in-person facilitation and live streaming: noon, March 16th The registration fee for in-person discussions is $40. This includes one copy of the book, admission to each discussion, food beverages and snacks, and a private, docent-led tour of the exhibitions at the Spady Museum and at FAU.
February 16, 2019
170 NW 5 Avenue