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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 library@toledomuseum.org to register.

Upcoming Selections

SEPTEMBER 2014Book Jacket for Regeneration

Regeneration, by Pat Barker

Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:30-7 p.m. | Art Reference Library

Guided Tour The Great War: Art on the Front Line : Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:30 | Meet in Libbey Court

The first in a series of novels confronting the psychological effects of World War I, Barker focuses on treatment methods during the war and the story of a decorated English officer sent to a military hospital after publicly declaring he will no longer fight.  This novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history.   Also join us for a tour of the exhibition The Great War: Art on the Front Line, led by exhibition curator, Paula Reich.

NOVEMBER 2014

The Lost Diaries of Frans Hals by Michael KernanBook Jacket

Book Discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 11: 5:30 pm | Art Reference Library

Guided Tour Thursday, Nov. 13: 5:30 pm | Meet in Libbey Court

Join us as we explore the world of Frans Hals.  From present-day New York to 17th-century Holland, this imaginative, enthralling novel conjoins the marginalized struggles of two creative, impoverished and sometimes desperate men separated by more than three centuries. Curator, Larry Nichols, will lead a tour focusing on TMA’s Frans Hals painting, Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape.

Previous Art Book Club Selections:

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

The Lost Painting self-tour guide.