Emily Witt is your guide through sexual subcultures and practices redefining possibilities for women in 2016. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
An exhibition of new paintings showing the continued vitality of landscape as a subject. Opening reception Thursday, October 6, 6-8 p.m.
Spermhood: Diary of a Donor
“Like a 1500s Portuguese Marquis trying to get his mind around the concept that the world is round” was Albo’s reaction to being asked to be a sperm donor in 2011. The Times calls this exploration of love and family “funny, provocative and smartly staged.” Tickets on sale online. Multiple performances.
The Best American Essays 2016
Yaddo novelist Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections, Purity) co-edits the latest Best American Essays collection in its thirtieth-anniversary year. Includes essays by fellow Yaddo writers Laura Kipnis, Amitava Kumar, and William Chatterton Williams.
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
In Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth, a drunken indiscretion in the mid-1960s is the catalyst for the breakup of two marriages and the creation of two new families. The grown-up children today look back on that event and another defining family trauma in a novel The New York Times calls “exquisite.”
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America – Patrick Phillips
Patrick Phillips’s Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America explores an event in 1912 in which the white citizens of Forsyth County, Georgia, lynched three black men, forced the black population out, and appropriated their property – an act of injustice whose effects are still being felt today.
Light Energy – Jill Viney
The exhibition Light Energy features three sculptures fabricated in fiberglass and plexiglass, inspired by the natural landscape and especially life in the sea. On view: Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4p/m.