Alex Danchev will Present and discuss Cézanne: A Life

Vivien & Roger and Rainy Day Books are strong supporters of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  Our Promotional Gift to Museum Members will be Complimentary Admissions for yourself and a Guest to our Two Upcoming Art Author Events!  Tell your family, friends, students and colleagues the good news and encourage them to attend!

Rainy Day Books
will have Alex Danchev's and Camille Paglia's New Books available for purchase at these Two Art Author Events in The Museum.  Remember to carry your Nelson-Atkins Museum Membership Card
or New Membership Papers to our Two Art Author Events to receive Complimentary Admissions for yourself and a Guest!
The Details:
Members of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will receive Complimentary Admissions for yourslef and a Guest to our Two Upcoming Art Author Events with Alex Danchev and Camille Paglia.
Non-Members are encouraged to Join The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and become Members so you will receive all the Benefits including Complimentary Admissions for yourself and a Guest to these Two Upcoming Art Author Events!  Members receive Complimentary Parking in The Museum Garage.  Non-Members will be charged $5.00 to Park in The Museum Garage.  On-Street Parking is Complimentary.
Non-Members that do not become Members and want to attend one or both of these Art Author Events will be required to purchase an Admission Package that includes One Hardcover Book and One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  Admission Packages are available for purchase at, at Rainy Day Books and at our Two Art Author Events at The Museum.
EVENT:  Alex Danchev gives us the first comprehensive assessment of the revolutionary work and restless life of Paul Cézanne to be published in decades.  One of the most influential painters of his time and beyond, Cézanne was the exemplary artist-creator of the modern age who changed the way we see the world.  With brisk intellect, rich documentation, and eighty-eight color and fifty-two black-and-white illustrations, Danchev tells the story of an artist who was originally considered a madman, a barbarian, and a sociopath.  Beginning with the unsettled teenager in Aix, Danchev takes us through the trials of a painter who believed that art must be an expression of temperament but was tormented by self-doubt, who was rejected by the Salon for forty years, who sold nothing outside his immediate circle until his thirties, who had a family that he kept secret from his father until his forties, who had his first exhibition at the age of fifty-six, but who fiercely maintained his revolutionary beliefs.  Danchev shows us how the beliefs Cézanne held and the life he led became the obsession and inspiration of artists, writers, poets, and philosophers from Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to Samuel Beckett and Allen Ginsberg.  A special feature of the book is a remarkable series of Cézanne’s self-portraits, reproduced in full color.  Cézanne is not only the fascinating life of a visionary artist and extraordinary human being but also a searching assessment of his ongoing influence in the artistic imagination of our time.  A stunning portrait of a monumentally important artist, this is a biography not to be missed.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Alex Danchev was educated at University College, Oxford; Trinity Hall, Cambridge; and King’s College London.  He is the Author of several highly acclaimed biographies, including Georges Braque.  His most recent books are a collection of essays, On Art and War and Terror and 100 Artists’ Manifestos.  He writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement and Times Higher Education.  He has held fellowships at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.; St. Antony’s College, Oxford and King’s College London.  He is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Nottingham.  He lives in Nottingham, England.

DATE & TIME:  Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.  Please enter through the Bloch Building doors from the Parking Garage.

PARKING:  Complimentary Garage Parking with Museum Membership.  Otherwise, Garage Parking costs $5.00.  On-Street Parking is Complimentary. 

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $40.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Author Autographed Hardcover of Cézanne: A Life, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.  If you would like to Pick-Up your Admission Package at the Door of this Event, then in the "Shopping cart" go to "Checkout" and in "Store Pick-Up Options" Check the Box to "I would like to pick this Order up at the Store" and at the bottom of the webpage in the "Order comments:" Field, type that you would like "At-Event Pick-Up."  Your Order will be held by your Name at the Will Call table.  The cut-off time for Online Ordering is 3:00 PM on the Day of the Event.  Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.

EVENT FORMAT:  Alex Danchev will give ua a Multimedia Presentation and discuss in detail his New Book Cézanne: A Life and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Presentation and discussion.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Additional signed copies are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Atkins Auditorium
4525 Oak Street
64111 Kansas City
Author Genre Terms: 

All Special Orders, Author Events Admission Packages and Author Autographed Book Sales are final and nonrefundable at time of purchase, all other Sales are exchangeable / refundable within 30 Days with Receipt.