The Finger: A Handbook
Thursday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street
Free & open to the public
In this illustrated lecture Angus Trumble provides a sort of tour d’horizon of the digit, not only in art but in general. His project also seeks to permit the finger to gesture with some precision toward some curious aspects of us. This, at least, has been his rule of thumb.
Angus Trumble is Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art. He is the author of a number of books, including A Brief History of the Smile. He is currently finishing off The Finger: A Handbook, which will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.