june, 2024

thu27jun5:30 pm8:30 pmArt Night Author Talk & ReadingR. Tripp Evans — THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING FURNISHED 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ink Fish Books, 488 Main St, Warren, RI

Event Details

Join us for an open house from 5:30 to 8:30 PM during Bristol Warren’s Art Night, featuring two different author talks by award-winning historian of American art and design R. Tripp Evans, each drawn from his new book.

Exploring the lives of four bachelor designers, “The Importance of Being Furnished” invites readers into the private worlds they created. Spanning the Gilded Age to the Jazz Age, these fascinating interiors not only reflect the intimate lives of their owners—men whose personal stories have, until now, remained in the shadows—but they serve as monuments to the Queer shaping of the American home as we know it today.

At 6 PM, hear how collector Charles Pendleton (1846-1904) and architect Ogden Codman Jr. (1863-1951) harnessed eighteenth-century design to forge new identities for themselves, despite considerable odds.

At 7:15 PM, find out how writer Charles Hammond Gibson (1874-1951) and interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934) found love—and made it—in their homes.

The author talks and readings will take place at 6 PM and 7:15 PM. Books will be for sale and signing between 5:30 and 8:30 PM.

Make Ink Fish Books a downtown destination as you enjoy the vibrant art scenes in Warren and Bristol during Art Night. Visit open studios and galleries to see talks with artists, art demonstrations, and more!


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Ink Fish Books

488 Main St, Warren, RI

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