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2023 Napi’s Lecture Series With Author Philip Hoare
January 25 @ 7:00 pm
The Center for Coastal Studies begins its 2023 Napi’s Lecture Series on January 25 with writer, film maker and curator Philip Hoare. Since 2001, Hoare has visited Provincetown annually and the New York Times, in reviewing his most recent book, Albert & the Whale, called the author a ‘forceful weather system’ of his own.
In Albert & The Whale, Hoare sets out to discover why the work of 15th century artist Albert Dürer endures. Along the way, Hoare encounters medieval alchemists and modernist poets, eccentric emperors and enigmatic stars. He witnesses the miraculous birth of Dürer’s fantastical rhinoceros and his hermaphroditic hare and traces the fate of the star-crossed leviathan that the artist pursued. Throughout the book, Albert & The Whale asks ‘does art have the power to save us?’
The presentation will be offered in person at 7 p.m. at the Center’s offices and lab at 5 Holway Avenue in Provincetown and virtually on Zoom. Admission is free, but registration for the virtual presentation is required. Please sign up online. (https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O13p-47_QSCkj_Iv-Q28Pg)