Join fellow art and book lovers at our next Art Book Club discussion! Book selections will focus on making connections with special exhibitions and works of art in the museum’s collection. Club activities include an early evening book discussion along with guest speakers and gallery tours. Book selections (*scroll down for past selections) and meeting dates are announced here, can be found in TMA’s event calendar, or please contact the library to be added to our Book Club mailing list.
Limited copies of books are available for museum members to borrow from the TMA Library.
*The Art Book Club is FREE but space is limited and registration is requested. You must register individually for each event. Contact the library at 419-254-5770 or email@example.com to register.
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) by Bridget Quinn
Book Discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5:30 | Art Library
Docent Tour: Thursday, Nov. 16: 5:00 | Meet in Libbey Court
Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that’s smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Join us for a lively discussion of the book and for a tour of works of art by women artists in the museum.
Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
Book Discussion: Tuesday, Jan. 16: 5:30 | Art Library
Docent Tour of Glorious Splendor: Thursday, Jan. 18: 5:30 |Meet in Libbey Court
Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.
Art & Artists: Poems, edited by Emily Fragos
Book Discussion: Tuesday, March 13: 5:30 | Art Library
Docent Tour: Thursday, March 15: 5:30 | Meet in Libbey Court
Join us for a discussion of sumptuous collection of visions in verse and an accompanying tour where you will try your hand at ekphrastic writing, creating your own vivid description of a work of art in verse.
Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs by Bob Brier
Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 24: 5:30 pm | Art Library
Docent Tour of The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo: Thursday, April 26: 5:30 pm | Meet in Libbey Court
Join us as we discuss the world’s fascination with Egypt.
Previous Art Book Club Selections:
September, 2017 Creation by Gore Vidal
July, 2017 Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
May, 2017 Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
March, 2017 Rendez-vous with Art by Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford
January, 2017 Stories of Art and Artists edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
November, 2016 The Forger’s Spell: a True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Century by Edward Dolnick
September, 2016 A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro
July, 2016 The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
May, 2016 The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
March, 2016 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
January, 2016 The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making by David Esterly
November, 2015 The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
September, 2015 Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
July, 2015 Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera
May, 2015 On Looking: The Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation by Alexandra Horowitz
March, 2015 Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis
January, 2015 Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto
November, 2014 The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals by Michael Kernan
September, 2014 Regeneration by Pat Barker
July, 2014 Lust for Life by Irving Stone
April, 2014 The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, by John Baxter Selected Readings
February, 2014 The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund Selected Readings
November, 2013 The Printmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Govier
October, 2013 Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
September, 2013 Persuasion by Jane Austen
July, 2013 Museum Legs by Amy Whitaker
May, 2013 The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
February, 2013 The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais
November, 2012 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
September, 2012 The Masterpiece by Emile Zola
July, 2012 Color: A Natural History of the Palette Victoria Finlay Resources on color in the TMA Reference Library
May, 2012 Object of Beauty by Steve Martin Discussion guide and selected readings
February, 2012 The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough
November, 2011 Beneath the Marble Sky by John Shors
August, 2011, Ransom by David Malouf
May 2011, The Lost Painting: the Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpeice, by Jonathan Harr