Whether it’s by simply reading along or excitedly planning your own Roaring Twenties theme viewing party, there are many opportunities to take part in the UConn Reads experience. This year’s selection, The Great Gatsby, is prompting a variety of events both on and off campus. A few highlights include:
Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent
The University of Connecticut’s Contemporary Art Galleries will present Gatsby Revisited in the Age of the One Percent, a group exhibition featuring internationally known and exhibited artists. A free symposium on the show’s theme with artists, historians, literary authors, and economists will take place April 15 at 4 p.m.
‘Gatsby Speakeasy’ Party
The Bean Team, along with the UConn Reads Steering Committee, is celebrating this semester’s UConn Reads book by hosting a 1920s themed reception at the William Benton Museum of Art on March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is paired with the Benton’s current gallery exhibit, Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of The Great Gatsby, and will have catered food, live music, and dancing.
Update March 1: The Speakeasy Party is sold out.
‘Fitzgerald on Film’ Matinees
View the 1974 film featuring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow on Sunday afternoons at the Student Union Theatre. Specific dates for showings can be found at uconnreads.uconn.edu.
A Novel Group of Huskies
UConn alumni are encouraged to join in with more than 400 readers across 29 states and four countries who are reading The Great Gatsby as part of the book club “A Novel Group of Huskies.” Participate in the discussion and learn about upcoming events at anovelgroupofhuskies.com.
For a full calendar of UConn Reads events, visit uconnreads.uconn.edu.