Jew­ish Muse­um Author Talk: Julie Orringer

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Jew­ish Museum
1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128

Join Julie Orringn­er, best-sell­ing author of The Invis­i­ble Bridge, for a talk about her lat­est book, The Flight Por­fo­lio. Set in occu­pied Europe, this grip­ping his­tor­i­cal nov­el is based on the true sto­ry of Var­i­an Fry’s extra­or­di­nary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jew­ish artists flee­ing the Holo­caust. Work­ing under the veil of a legit­i­mate relief orga­ni­za­tion, Fry set up an under­ground rail­road that led over the Pyre­nees moun­tains, into Spain, and final­ly to Lis­bon, where refugees includ­ing Han­nah Arendt, Mar­cel Duchamp, and Marc Cha­gall embarked for safer ports. Orringer is the win­ner of The Paris Review‘s Plimp­ton Prize for Fic­tion and the recip­i­ent of fel­low­ships from the Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cull­man Cen­ter for Schol­ars and Writ­ers at the New York Pub­lic Library.

Co-Pre­sent­ed with the Jew­ish Museum.

Tick­ets: $18 Gen­er­al; $15 Stu­dents and Seniors; $12 Jew­ish Muse­um Members