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NOMA Book Club Discussion Group
July 13, 2017 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 email@example.com for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
July 2017 Selection
Stories of Art and Artists by Diana Secker Tesdell
Everyman’s Library, 2014. ISBN: 978-0375712494
“Writers have long been fascinated by the idea of artistic genius, the relationship between portraits and their subjects, the inspirational role of muses, and the effects on artists of ambition, failure, and success. Art forms featured in these pages include sculpture, pottery, architecture, miniatures, landscapes, portraits, and abstract painting, illumined in brilliant stories by such great writers as Honore de Balzac, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, Marguerite Yourcenar, John Berger, William Boyd, Doris Lessing, Valerie Martin, Julian Barnes, Orhan Pamuk, and A. S. Byatt. Their dazzling literary evocations of the visual arts—using one art form to reflect on another— make Stories of Art and Artists an irresistible gift for lovers of art of all kinds.” – Amazon.com
Thursday July 13 | Book Discussion Group. Participants will choose different stories to share them with the group. Coordinate story choice with Sheila Cork at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-658-4117.