Quotable Speaker Series: Ari Seth Cohen

Saturday, January 20, 2024


$35 Museum Members| $40 Not-Yet Members


$74 Museum Members| $84 Not-Yet Members

Thomas McGuire Hall | Sarasota Art Museum

When Ari Seth Cohen began taking photos of aesthetically ambitious older women on the streets of New York back in 2008, he never would have guessed what the project would become. “I was just making friends,” he told me. After he moved from the West Coast to New York in his late twenties, Cohen started snapping these pictures to mourn the recent loss of his grandmother. He launched the blog Advanced Style as a place to catalog and share his observations, and a movement emerged from there. Fifteen years later, Advanced Style has blossomed into a massive, vivacious community dedicated to aging with vitality. Cohen has turned the blog into a prolific output that includes four books and counting (Advanced Style, Advanced Love, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, and The Advanced Style Coloring Book) and a 2014 documentary directed by Lina Plioplyte.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the author and his muses at Sarasota Art Museum. Following his talk, Cohen will sign copies of his most popular book.

Sarasota Art Museum’s Quotable Speaker Series invites visitors to hear from artists, curators, and contemporary creatives who spark new ways of thinking about art, architecture, and creative practice. This special series offers a space for Sarasota to gather, share new ideas, and be inspired.

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