Howard E. Wooden Speaker Series with author Patrick Bringley
About this Event
HOWARD E. WOODEN SPEAKER SERIES— Patrick Bringley: All the Beauty in the World
5:30 pm | Cash bar & hosted bites
6:30 pm | Talk Book signing will follow the author talk.
Books will be available for purchase through Watermark Books at this event.
Join Patrick Bringley, author of All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me, for a talk about finding comfort and meaning in the beauty and solitude of art. This memoir, based on his decade as a guard at the Met Museum, has been praised by the New York Times, Washington Post, and Associated Press, and has been named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, the Financial Times, and the Times of London, which selected it as the outstanding art book of 2023.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Wichita Art Museum
“Patrick Bringley offers an intimate perspective on one of the world’s greatest institutions. But All the Beauty in the World is about much more: the strange human impulse to make art, the mystery of experiencing art, and what role art can play in our lives. What a gift.”