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Parallel Stories is a literary and performing arts series that pairs art and artists with award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. This series functions as a multidisciplinary lens through which to view the Museum's collection and special exhibitions.

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Parallel Stories - The Last Days of Roger Federer: Considering Creativity and Aging with Geoff Dyer

Thursday, May 26, 2022
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In his latest book, the idiosyncratic and indefatigable Geoff Dyer turns his well-honed wit and sharp-edged wisdom to the consideration of endings. Taking a closer look at endings of significant events in life, and even life itself, Dyer in conversation with with friend, fellow author, and professor in the Asian American Studies Department at UCSB, Sameer Pandya examine the achievements of writers, painters, musicians, and athletes that have meant something to him as he approaches "late middle age." With his signature playful charm and penetrating intelligence, he considers the intensifications and modifications of experience that come when an ending is within sight, and moves us seamlessly from the brush strokes of J. M. W. Turner to the tennis strokes of Roger Federer.

This book on last things, written while life as we know it seemed to be coming to an end, is at heart, a tale about how to go on living with art and beauty.

Book signing to follow.

This event is in person at Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium.

Ticket Cost:
SBMA Member: $5.00
Non-Member: $10.00