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Byatt, Haas Will Hold Book Signing at Kimbell Art Museum

From Press Release

The internationally acclaimed writer and critic A. S. Byatt and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Philip Haas will conduct a book signing of the catalogue for the Kimbell’s latest exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons: Film Installations by Philip Haas Inspired by Works in the Collection. The book signing is from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 18, in the Museum’s west lobby. The event will be followed by a panel discussion about the exhibition including Haas, Byatt, and the Kimbell’s deputy director, Malcolm Warner, in the Darnell Street auditorium.

The catalogue consists of an introductory discussion on Haas’s works by Byatt, followed by portfolios for each installation containing a description by Warner, along with images from the films and reproductions of the works of art that inspired Haas. The catalogue is available for purchase after July 15 on the Museum’s Web site,, or in the Museum Shop for $24.95. Visitors are welcome to bring other books by Byatt to the signing.

A. S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novels include Possession, awarded the Booker Prize in 1990; the quartet The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower, and A Whistling Woman; The Game; and The Biographer’s Tale. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and five collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and Little Black Book of Stories, as well as several works of nonfiction. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English and American literature at University College, London. She lives in London.

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