Artists, Poets, and Writers Lecture Series

Dame Hilary Mantel, two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novel Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, is currently at work on the third installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, The Mirror & the Light. In the home of Hans Holbein’s iconic portraits of rivals Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More, she will discuss the concept, research, and writing of the novels, their adaptation for stage and screen, and the historical figures they so vividly bring to life.

This lecture is made possible by the Drue Heinz Trust.

 

Mark Strand, recipient of the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2009, discussed works in the permanent collection from a poet’s point of view, focusing on women depicted by Vermeer, Chardin, Gainsborough, Renoir, and Whistler. The Artists, Poets, and Writers Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of the Drue Heinz Trust.