Join The Community Library for a screening of the short film, “Ulysses: A Greek Epic in an Irish World.” Following the film, our docents will lead a guided tour of the Ulysses Cylinders, on display in the Library’s foyer through January 10, 2020.
4:00-4:30 pm: Short Film Screening in the Lecture Hall: Ulysses: A Greek Epic in an Irish World
From 1914 to 1921, while Ireland faced revolution at home, James Joyce was abroad, slowly laboring on his great masterpiece, “Ulysses.” In this lecture about the famous epic and its relation to Irish history, Dr. Marc Conner of Washington and Lee University provides a lucid overview of the story, its characters, its style, and its structure.
4:30-5:30 pm: “Ulysses Cylinders” Exhibition and Docent Tour
Inspired by James Joyce’s novel, the Ulysses Cylinders combine the alchemic artistry of Dale Chihuly with painter Seaver Leslie’s pen and ink drawings to create a unique collection of golden glass Cylinders.