Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Lectures & Conversations
Le Conversazioni: Portraits of America with Elizabeth Strout
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Elizabeth Strout, Antonio Monda (moderator)
Thu, December 14th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
$38
(Members $24)

EVENT DETAILS

Throughout her prolific career, #1 New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Strout—described by the Boston Globe as one of “our most grace-filled, and graceful, writers”—has showcased a diverse cast of characters and settings that emulate the rich tapestry of America. Providing a window into the personal struggles, tensions, and triumphs that shape how families and communities rally and evolve, her body of work underscores the anxieties that impact the greater national mood. In an intimate conversation, Strout illuminates the themes prevalent in her writing—including shared experience and interconnectivity, generational conflict, small-town versus urban attitudes, and perseverance through adversity—and how they reflect America's contemporary sociopolitical landscape.

Elizabeth Strout is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge, which was adapted into an HBO miniseries. Her most recent book is Anything is Possible. Antonio Monda (moderator) is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival.

Presented as part of Le Conversazioni in partnership with Dazzle Communications and CPW Conversaitons.

LOCATION

The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

PURCHASING TICKETS

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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