DELAWARE ART MUSEUM – Sunday Matinee & Film Discussion
During the years before Shelly Reuben‘s first book was published, she worked at various advertising agencies in New York City, and experienced first-hand the excitement and drama of life as it is portrayed in The Best of Everything. In this 1959 movie, three ambitious Manhattan women contend with romantic disappointments, office politics, and the threat that their dreams for a fulfilling career will be cut short by marriage, children, and inertia.
Inspired by Mac Conner’s illustrations portraying American style and culture in The Original Mad Man exhibition at the Delaware Art Musuem, this screening and talk will draw comparisons between Conner’s imagery of women and the lifestyle, fashion, and careers of women featured in the film. Free.
LOCATION: Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Delaware Art Museum Contact: Saralyn Rosenfield SRosenfield@delart.org 302.351.8504
Illustration for “Let’s Take a Trip Up the Nile” in This Week Magazine, November 5, 1950. By Mac Conner (born 1913). Gouache and graphite on illustration board. Courtesy of the artist. © Mac Conner, 1950. Image protected by copyright. Not for reproduction or publication.The Original Mad Man: Illustrations by Mac Conner was developed by the Museum of the City of New York and co-sponsored by the Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University in St. Louis, the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.