Sorry that I have not been blogging in such a long time, but I have been busy with the Rockefellers. First of all, JP Morgan selected America’s Medicis as one of its choices for its 11th Summer Reading List. I also have been giving talks about the book. So far I spoke to the docent that conducts the tours at Kykuit, the Rockefeller weekend home in Pocantico Hills, the NYU bookstore, the Westport Library and the Friends of
Acadia, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where the Rockefeller summered.
I have become more relaxed and confident about my delivery. The last two times I spoke I even have been able to wait for my audience to laugh whenever I built a little joke into my presentation. I will give a few more talks here in Maine. During the fall I will speak in and around New York. Most exciting, I have been asked to speak at the new Crystal Bridges in Arkansas in December, a month after this spectacular museum opens amidst the spectacular Ozarks. Alice Walton founds the museum entirely devoted to American art. It will be a very exciting trip.