Each month the public is invited to read a book that is selected by the museum. Throughout the month docents conduct an one hour tour that are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays to review art works that in someway reflect an aspect of the book: theme, setting, characters, or quotes. In June I reread Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and attended one of the Tuesday morning tours. Of the many pieces of art chosen for the novel, I was delighted and amused to see the top painting that aptly illustrated the character of the evil Mrs. Danver. Great choice! The Veiled Lady, a sculpture by Raffaelo Monti, c. 1860 represented the narrator/protagonist, a shy non-assertive young woman who remained nameless throughout the book. I intend to reread the July selection, To Kill A Mockingbird, a novel that I taught numerous times to adolescents and am anxious to see what objects will be selected for that book. What fun!!
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."
1883 Franz Kafka