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NOMA Book Club Curatorial Program with Lisa Rotondo-McCord
November 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join NOMA staff and 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 2017 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.
Some of the selections for 2017 will relate to the NOLA4WOMEN project.
NOLA4WOMEN takes action through innovative programs to celebrate women and girls, provides a forum to address the challenges they face and promotes a future where they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Please contact Sheila A. Cork at 504.658.4117 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
November 2017 Selection
The White Road: Journey into an Obsession by Edmund de Waal
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ISBN 978-0374289263.
“A gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or white gold … A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than 40 years, de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about, refined, collected and coveted.” – Amazon.com
Wednesday, November 1 | Curatorial program with Lisa Rotondo-McCord, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Asian Art
There also will be a separate gathering to discuss the November selection:
Tuesday, November 14 | Book Club Discussion Group