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Loyola University Chicago to Host Lecture on Famed Chicago Artist Edward Gorey
Karen Wilkin, Author and Friend of the Late Gorey, Will Explore Gorey’s Life and Work 

Karen Wilkin, writer, independent curator, and art critic, will be presenting the third annual Gregory and Rosalind Terry Lecture at Loyola University Chicago. Wilkin, a friend of the late Edward Gorey and an expert on his work, will offer a glimpse into the complexity of Gorey’s creations during her lecture titled, “Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey and His Sources (an exercise in presumption).”

Wilkin is the author of Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey, and is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and The New Criterion. Loyola alumnus and Gorey collector Thomas Michalak and Andreas Brown, trustee of the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, will join Wilkin. Brown and his store, the Gotham Book Mart, are often credited with launching Gorey’s career.

Following the program, a book signing will be open to event attendees. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago Libraries. For more information or to register for this event, contact Nicole Brodsky at 773.508.2616 or visit LUC.edu/libraries/terrylecture.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Crown Center for the Humanities, Auditorium
1001 W. Loyola Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

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