Exhibition & Collection Programs
Reading—Darger/Melville: The Debauchery of Weather, a Literary Mash-up—at the South Street Seaport Museum
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Sorry—this program is at capacity.
(You may also be interested in our Underwater New York program on September 20. Reserve your space today!)
The American Folk Art Museum is presenting this reading in conjunction with its exhibition Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions, on view at the South Street Seaport Museum.
Speakers: Kevin Miller, curator/educator, and Nicole Haroutunian, writer/educator
Performer: Josh Weinstein, actor
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street (between Water & South Streets), New York City
The words of 19th-century New York City writer Herman Melville and 20th-century Chicago artist Henry Darger, both icons in their own right, come alive for a literary mash-up! Join curator/educator Kevin Miller, writer/educator Nicole Haroutunian, and actor Josh Weinstein for a special reading of excerpts from Darger’s weather journals and passages from Melville’s Moby-Dick. Explore the role weather played for both of these cultural figures and their work. The dramatic evening will be augmented by projections of Darger’s watercolors and Moby-Dick illustrations by artist Matt Kish.