Experience a moving, majestic, perhaps, macabre history of America gleaned from the gravestones, graveyards, and burial sites across the country. Marilyn Yalom, author of Birth of the Chess Queen, and her photographer son, Reid, illuminate ethnic and religious rites of passage from immigrant communities ranging from Dutch churchyard cemeteries to sacred Native American burial mounds.
Marilyn Yalom is the author of the critically acclaimed Birth of the Chess Queen, A History of the Wife, and A History of the Breast. Educated at Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins, she was decorated as an Officier des Palmes Acadmiques by the French government in 1991. Marilyn has been a professor of French and comparative literature, director of an institute for research on women, a popular speaker on the lecture circuit, and the author of numerous books (translated into twenty languages) and articles on literature and womens history. Married to the psychiatrist Irvin Yalom for fifty years, Marilyn is the mother of four children and the grandmother of five. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
Reid Samuel Yalom is a San Franciscobased photographer and the author of Colonial Noir: Photographs from Mexico. Reid shares his time between commercial and fine-art photography and can be found in a number of galleries and museums nationwide.
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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION: October 20 November 26, 2008, 4th floor Meeting Room
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Added by Pamela Troy on August 26, 2008