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NOMA Book Club Curatorial Program
April 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 NOMA’s Learning and Engagement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504.658.4128 for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
April 2019 Selection
Portrait of a Phantom: The Story of Robert Johnson’s Lost Photograph by Zeke Schein
Pelican Publishing Company, 2017, ISBN: 978-1455622450
Late one night in 2005, Zeke Schein made an amazing discovery while searching for a vintage guitar on eBay: a grainy, battered photograph captioned “Old Snapshot Blues Guitar BB King????” Neither man looked like King, but one seemed to resemble the twentieth-century’s most mysterious musician, Robert Johnson. Would others see what he saw? With only three or four known images of the legendary blues guitarist in existence, this single picture was certainly an exceptional link to the past.
Thursday, April 11, 12 – 1 p.m. | Curatorial Program with Brian Piper, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Photography
Tuesday, April 23, 12 – 1 p.m. | Book Discussion Group