NOMA Book Club Curatorial Program – CANCELED
Tue, April 14th 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.
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk
John Murray Publishers, 2006, ISBN: 0719564484
The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it traveled precious cargoes of silk, gold, and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centers of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. Traffic slowed, merchants left, and towns vanished beneath the desert sands to be forgotten for a thousand years. Legends grew of lost cities filled with treasures and in the early years of the last century foreign explorers began to investigate these stories. Art and manuscripts were carried away and today are scattered through museums of a dozen countries. Peter Hopkirk tells the story of the intrepid men who, at great personal risk, led these long-range archaeological raids.
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 12 – 1 pm | CURATORIAL PROGRAM
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 12 – 1 pm | BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP