Free with gallery admission.
Henry Darger's fascination with the weather is one of the best known facts about him. From his weather diaries to the extreme weather events - tornadoes, floods, wildfires - that fill his writings and paintings, evocations of the weather and its effects pervade his work. This has attracted lots of attention but relatively little analysis. In this lecture, Michael Moon will present some of the connections one can make between Darger's intense concern with extreme weather and what we can know of his religious beliefs, his creative practices, and his general way of living. Moon is author of Darger's Resources (2012, Duke University Press) and will be available to sign copies of his book after the lecture.