Special Event

All day

Our campus is closed to the public for this event.

A singular conversation between artist James Drake and incoming SFI President David Krakauer will unfold August 5 in Santa Fe in conjunction with the first public reading from SFI Trustee Cormac McCarthy’s new novel The Passenger

During the free event sponsored by the Lannan Foundation, guests will be treated to an exploration of beauty and madness at the intersections of drawing, reading, and counting by Santa Fe luminaries from the arts and sciences. 

Krakauer, an evolutionary biologist, will converse with Drake, a visual artist most recently celebrated for his 1,242 drawings that depict the human condition. Narrative from McCarthy’s yet-to-be-published novel The Passenger will be interspersed throughout the conversation, read by a dramatist and accompanied by original musical composition by John McCarthy.

This Lannan Foundation art event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) Chapters 4, 6 and 8.

The event begins at 7pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Wednesday, August 5. Reserve your tickets in advance, through ticketsantafe.org or by calling the Lensic at (505) 988-1234. 

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