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Art and Authors: A Collaboration between PMA and PPL

This summer, Portland Public Library is teaming up with the Portland Museum of Art for select Brown Bag Lectures to offer three afternoons of literature, art, and discussion. Portland Public Library’s Brown Bag Lecture Series features reading and question-and-answer sessions with authors from Maine and afar. On these select Wednesdays, start at the Library and join the author lectures, then head to the Portland Museum of Art* for free admission and a tour of works that relate to the themes in the books. Conversation continues with tea and cookies at the PMA Café.

6/18: America’s Romance with the English Garden, by Thomas Mickey

7/16: Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism by Andrew Vietze (with Stephen Erickson)

8/20: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

*Meet in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall at the PMA at 1:30pm after the lecture at PPL