Author Talk: Christine Coulson

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm

Author Talk: Christine Coulson

Christine Coulson worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over two decades. She knows the institution inside out, especially inside, with its hallways and offices, conservation studios, storerooms, and a cafeteria that are home to the museum's devoted and peculiar staff of 2,200 people - along with a few ghosts.

Written by a true museum insider through the lens of humor and magical realism, Metropolitan Stories is a surreal love letter to the Met. An ode to lives lived for art, it unfolds in a series of vignettes in which an unexpected cast of characters (including a few statues, Muses, and paintings) springs to life behind the closed doors of the museum.

Christine Coulson began her career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1991 as a summer intern in the European Paintings Department. She returned in 1994 and, over the next 25 years, rose through the ranks of the Museum, working in the Development Office, the Director's Office, and the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts. In 2019 she left the Met to write full-time.

Copies of Metropolitan Stories are available through the Westchester Library System and as an eBook and audiobook through Overdrive.

This program is a collaboration between The Field Library of Peekskill and the Putnam Valley Library. Hosted on Zoom. Free and open to all. Register here:

* Registration for this program will be handled by the Putnam Valley Library.


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