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Book Club at the MFA: A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir

In 2020, the Book Club at the MFA joins in the national celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the US the right to vote. Join us for an exciting monthly reading and discussion centered on topical issues and themes universal to all: empowerment, artistic and creative excellence, and the push for equality for all.

February: A Wild and Precious Life, is a posthumous memoir by celebrated LGBTQ icon Edie Windsor, who passed away before her book was completed. Windsor’s fight for federal recognition of her marriage to Thea Speyer went all the way to the Supreme Court, and the resulting victory in 2013 felled one of the last remaining obstacles to marriage equality. Their 40 year romance and struggle for federal recognition of their marriage, was documented in the poignant film Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement. A star computer programmer at IBM in the 1950s and 60s, Windsor founded a tech consulting company and created a scholarship to help fund coding education for LGBTQ students.


Free with Admission, $10 on Thursdays after 5 pm


Looking for next month’s read?

Check out March’s Centennial Book Club here!

Event Details

February 13, 2020

6:30–7:30 pm

Event Categories

Museum of Fine Arts – Bayview Room

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