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NHM Virtual Book Club – The Birds Arts and Culture Greek

  • Event date: 07/15/2021 at 7:00 pm
  • Event end: 07/15/2021 at 8:00 pm
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Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST

On July 15th we will be discussing The Birds by Aristophanes

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Join us as we read Aristophanes’ famed comedy The Birds. First performed in 414 B.C.E., The Birds tells the story of Pisthetaerus, an Athenian, who convinces the birds they should reclaim their cosmic position as the first gods by building a great city in the sky. Part political satire and part social parody, The Birds is a truly timeless look at the absurdity of humanity’s search for power and glory.

A free digital copy of The Birds is available through Project Gutenberg:

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Our July Bookclub selection is in collaboration with Wrightwood 659 for their current exhibit, Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life. The exhibit is the first U.S. exhibition of Tsarouchis’ work and is on display at Wrightwood 659 until July 31st. Join us to learn more about the connection between Tsarouchis, widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek painters of the 20th Century, and The Birds from our colleges from Wrightwood 659

Click Here to learn more about Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life

NHM Virtual Book Club is facilitated by our Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & our Manager of Programs & Events Cairo Dye.  Each month the NHM Book Club chooses a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we gather to discuss the book on Zoom.

Upcoming Bookclub Selections:

June 17th – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

July 15th – The Birds by Aristophanes


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Since 1983, many hundreds of community members have been making the Museum a reality and bringing history to life. The original Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (HMCC) had several homes before becoming the National Hellenic Museum, including residing above a restaurant in Greektown.

Over thirty years and countless volunteer hours, so many have helped to build the NHM into a renowned hub for Greek American history. And the National Hellenic Museum continues to evolve with the help of many dedicated staff, patrons, and loyal supporters. In our world-class space, and now online, all NHM programming continues the aim to promote critical thinking, self-awareness, and understanding in our diverse world.

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