Two strong woman, two very different eras, one uniting story. Mary Elgin used her Scottish fortune to fund the removal (“stealing”) of the marble statuary from the Athenian Acropolis, statuary that the Greek consort to ancient Perikles was so influential in imagining in their original creation. Stealing Athena takes us to both Napoleonic and Ancient Classical Athens as the tales of these two incredible women play out, separated by over 2,000 years, united by a love for beauty.
David Glover leads the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in the orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert, Sunday, February 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Jaeger Theater at Jefferson High School. He recently joined two of the soloists to talk about the concert.
She Who Tells A Story takes us into the world of the modern Arab and Iranian culture seen through the lens of women photographers. Beautiful and sometimes jarring, always insightful photographs and essays make this a book you won’t want to miss.
Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan left lasting architectural imprints on West Lafayette. Their student & colleague architect Barry Byrne took their iconic Midwestern prairie architecture to a European audience and perhaps did his mentors “one better”, for Byrne’s influence on modernizing church architecture in both Europe and North America re-imagined the architecture of the Catholic churches he designed.