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NOMA Book Club Curatorial Program with Russell Lord
October 13 at 11:30 AM - 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.
October 2017 Selection
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer by John Maloof
PowerHouse Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-1576875773
“There is still very little known about the life of Vivian Maier. What is known is that she was born in New York in 1926 and worked as a nanny for a family on Chicago’s North Shore during the 50s and 60s. Seemingly without a family of her own, the children she cared for eventually acted as caregivers for Maier herself in the autumn of her life. She took hundreds of thousands of photographs in her lifetime, but never shared them with anyone. Maier lost possession of her art when her storage locker was sold off for non-payment. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 83 … John Maloof is an author and street photographer involved in historic preservation of Chicago’s Northwest Side. He discovered the first negatives of Vivian Maier’s work in 2007 while compiling a book about the history of the neighborhood where he grew up.” – Amazon.com
Friday, October 13 | Curatorial Program with Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings
There also will be a separate gathering to discuss the October selection:
Tuesday, October 24 | Book Discussion Group
This is a NOLA4WOMEN selection.