Book Club Curatorial Program
Tue, April 13th at 12:00 PM
The NOMA Book Club meets monthly to discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art in NOMA’s collection and exhibitions. It is an informal group open to anyone on a month-to-month basis. You do not have to attend every meeting or read every book! In addition to monthly book discussions, the Book Club meets periodically for curatorial programs related to the book selections. Books are selected in advance and planned for the entire year according to the exhibition schedule. Participants are expected to procure their own copy of the selected titles. Meetings are held in person or via Zoom, determined at the beginning of each month. All meetings begin at 12 pm.
For more information on the NOMA Book Club please contact NOMA’s Curator of Education, Tracy Kennan, at email@example.com or (504) 658-4113.
Louis Armstrong, In His Own Words: Selected Writings by Louis Armstrong, edited and introduction by Thomas Brothers
Oxford University Press, 2001, ISBN: 019514046X
This unparalleled collection of Louis Armstrong’s candid writings reveals a side of the jazz artist not widely known to his fans. With idiosyncratic language and punctuation that recalls his musical virtuosity, Armstrong presents his thoughts on his life and career—from abject poverty in New Orleans to playing in the famous cafes, cabarets, and saloons of Storyville; from his big break in 1922 with the King Oliver band, to his storming of New York; from his breaking of color barriers in Hollywood to the infamous King of the Zulus incident in 1949; and finally, to his last days in Queens, New York.
CURATORIAL PROGRAM | TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 12 pm with David Kunian, Music Curator at the New Orleans Jazz Museum
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP | TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 12 pm