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Equally Divine - Submitted by Jenny Lyn Bader
January 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - February 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm| $25
Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa
by Jenny Lyn Bader
directed by Julie Kramer
Monday, February 12, 2018 – 6:00 PM
New York Society Library
53 East 79th St.
Told from the point of view of the world’s most famous painting, this true-crime whodunit begins with the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre Museum in Paris. Police question everyone from J.P Morgan to Pablo Picasso but cannot crack the case. Soon the story travels back in time to 1503, introducing us to the visionary artist Leonardo da Vinci, the apprentice who would become his lover, and the secrets behind the creation of La Gioconda. Along the way, the woman in the portrait solves mysteries that have baffled fans and stumped scholars for centuries: Why Leonardo never delivered the painting to the man who commissioned it. Who she is. And why she’s smiling. Equally Divine is a time-hopping, gender-bending drama about art, inspiration, and becoming who we are.
Open to the public. Admission $25. Advance registration required. To register, contact the Events Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.288.6900 x230. Library members may register online.