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NOMA Book Club Curatorial Program
January 11 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 Sheila A. Cork at 504.658.4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
January 2019 Selection
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Vintage International, 1989, ISBN: 978-0679722663
This novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author Kazuo Ishiguro is set in post-World War II Japan and is narrated by Masuji Ono, an aging painter who reflects on his past. He laments that his once illustrious reputation has faltered since the collapse of Imperial Japan when he served as a police informant and adviser to the Committee of Unpatriotic Activities. Ono struggles with accepting the mistakes of his past. Other themes explored in the novel include arranged marriage, the changing roles of women, and the declining status of “elders” in Japan since 1945.
Friday, January 11, 12 – 1 p.m. | Curatorial Program with Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Asian Art
Tuesday, January 15, 12 – 1 p.m. | Book Discussion Group