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, in ArTMAtters, TMA’s member magazine, or please contact the library to be added to our Book Club mailing list.
*The Art Book Club is FREE for Museum and Library League members but space is limited and registration is required. You must register individually for each event. Contact the library at 419-254-5770 or email@example.com to register.
The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman: A Novel, by Sena Jeter Naslund
Book Discussion: February 19 5:30-7 p.m. | Art Reference Library
Docent Tour: February 21 5:30 p.m. | Meet in Libbey Court
In this lively novel-within-a-novel, Naslund tells the story of Kathryn, a present day author finishing up a novel about the artist Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. Join us as for a stimulating discussion of this new novel as well as a tour of women artists in the collection including TMA’s own Vigée-Lebrun painting.
Book Discussion: April 9 5:30-7 p.m. | Art Reference Library
Guided Tour of The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden: April 11 5:30 p.m. | Meet in Libbey Court
Join fellow readers on a literary walking tour of Paris, through the memoirs of long-time Paris resident John Baxter. In a series of intimate vignettes Baxter highlights the charms and treasures of Paris. Then embark on another journey in the museum on a guided tour of the The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden.
Previous Art Book Club Selections:
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
May, 2012 Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
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