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NOMA Book Club Discussion Program

Fri, November 20th 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 2020 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 education@noma.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.

November 2020

A Dream and a Chisel: Louisiana Sculptor Angela Gregory in Paris, 1925 – 1928 by Angela Gregory and Nancy Penrose
University of South Carolina Press, 2019, ISBN: 1611179777

This memoir is based on Nancy Penrose’s oral-history interviews with Louisiana sculptor Angela Gregory, as well as letters and diaries compiled before Gregory’s death in 1990. The book offers a glimpse into the realities of an artist’s life and studio, and captures the vital early years of an extraordinary woman who carved a place for herself in Louisiana’s history. Through sheer grit and persistence, Gregory achieved her dream of studying with French artist Antoine Bourdelle. In Bourdelle’s Paris studio, Gregory learned not only sculpting techniques but also how to live life as an artist. Her experiences in Paris inspired a prolific sixty-year career in a field dominated by men.



Fri, November 20th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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