Book Discussion: Tuesday July 9 : 5:30 p.m. | Art Reference Library
Gallery Tour: Friday, July 12 : 6:00 p.m. | Libbey Court
Museum Legs, taken from a term for art fatigue—starts with a question: Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? As Amy Whitaker writes in this humorous and incisive collection of essays, museums matter for reasons that have less to do with art as we know it and more to do with business, politics, and the age-old question of how to live.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Previous Art Book Club Selections:
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, by Jonathan Harr
We met with guest speaker, TMA Director Brian Kennedy, in May to discuss The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr. A TMA docent also gave a wonderful gallery tour of works in the TMA collection related to Caravaggio. If you missed the tour and are interested in going on a self-guided tour, you can download a list of the art works here: The Lost Painting self-tour guide.