Online (via ZOOM)
The grand tour of self-discovery.
Join bestselling author Mackenzi Lee, in conversation with Apollo Project Young Curator Méabh Scahill, for an enthusiastic discussion on the topic of the historic Grand Tour. The Grand Tour was a trip through Europe that young noblemen took to buy art and to party!
This conversation will explore the similarities between Mackenzi Lee’s bestselling novel The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and the Gallery's Boring Art? exhibition. Mackenzi Lee will also discuss her career as an author and the challenge of making history accessible to young people.
Please note: this is an online event via ZOOM. A link will be sent via email to all ticketholders before the event. Booking closes an hour before the event is scheduled to begin. This talk will not be recorded.
Boring Art? is the first ever exhibition of the Gallery’s collection curated by young people, for young people. The seven Apollo Project Young Curators bring a fresh perspective to works that to some, at first glance, might appear ‘boring’. The exhibition highlights issues important to young people in Ireland today, and celebrates their voices.
Mackenzi Lee is an American author of books for children and young adults. Her short fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Atlas Obscura, the Boston Globe, Crixeo, and the Newport Review, among others. Her second novel, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, was a New York Times bestseller, an ABA bestseller, was awarded a 2018 Stonewall Book Award honour and the New England Book Award, and is currently being adapted for HBO by Greg Berlanti. She is currently working on a series for Marvel, which kicked off in September 2019 with Loki: Where Mischief Lies. She was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 class of 2020 for her work in bringing minority narratives to historical fiction and non-fiction. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars. On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three with her St. Bernard, Queenie.