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Book Club Curatorial Program
Tue, July 9th, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join fellow book lovers as we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art, artists, art museums, NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Our full 2019 schedule and reading list has been announced.
Organized by NOMA’s Felix J. Dreyfous Library, the Book Club is an informal group. You do not have to attend every meeting and we understand if you have to leave a discussion or program early. The book club offers several types of programs: a book discussion group that meets once a month (no reading in December), curatorial programs, field trips, and Meet the Author receptions. Most book club programs start promptly at noon, but please arrive at 11:30 a.m. if you wish to bring a sack lunch or meet beforehand. NOMA will provide water and soft drinks.
RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend so we can prepare the meeting space.
Please contact NOMA’s Education Department at 504.658.4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
July 2019 Selection
Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair, A Natural History by Witold Rybczynski
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016, ISBN: 978-0374223212
In Now I Sit Me Down, distinguished architect and writer Witold Rybczynski chronicles the history of the chair from the folding stools of pharaonic Egypt to the ubiquitous stackable monobloc chairs of today. He tells the stories of the inventor of the bentwood chair, Michael Thonet, and of the creators of the first molded plywood chair, Charles and Ray Eames. He reveals the history of chairs to be a social history—of different ways of sitting, of changing manners and attitudes, and of varying tastes. The history of chairs is the history of who we are.
Tuesday, July 9, 12 – 1 p.m. | Curatorial Program with Mel Buchanan, RosaMary Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
Friday, July 26, 12 – 1 p.m. | Book Discussion Group