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Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley
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Watson and the Shark (46.310) — John Singleton Copley

Art + Authors: Book Discussions - The Good Lord Bird

Saturday, July 19, 2014 |10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • For Adults
Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, James McBride's novel tells the story of abolitionist John Brown. Artist Jacob Lawrence also tells Brown's story in a powerful print series that is a centerpiece of the DIA's General Motors Center for African American Art Collection. DIA Staff will introduce participants to the collection and discuss how Lawrence came to choose and depict Brown's dramatic story.
The Good Lord Bird is available for purchase in the Museum Shop or through the DIA's online Museum Shop.  
This event is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waiting list, call the box office at 313-833-4005.
The DIA encourages libraries in Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties to use the DIA’s discussion guide for their own book groups and invite a DIA representative to their institution to talk about related works of art in the museum collection. For more information or to request a copy of the discussion guide, please call 313-833-6448.