NOMA Book Club Discussion Program
Fri, February 28th 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 2020 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 Education Department at 504.658.4128 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
The Glass Room: A Novel by Simon Mawer
Other Press, 2009, ISBN: 1590513967
Honeymooners Viktor and Liesel Landauer are filled with the optimism and cultural vibrancy of central Europe of the 1920s when they meet modernist architect Rainer von Abt. He builds for them a home to embody their exuberant faith in the future, and the Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece. The honesty and idealism of 1930 quickly evaporate with the onset of World War II, and the marriage also shows signs of strain. This family must leave their old life behind, but the house’s story is far from over. As it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes of the carefully designed house.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 12 – 1 pm | BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP