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NOMA Book Club Field Trip to Antoine’s Restaurant and Presbytere Museum

Wed, January 10th, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 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 2018 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 Sheila A. Cork at 504.658.4117 or scork@noma.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.

January 2018 Selection

Fabulous New Orleans by Lyle Saxon

Pelican, 1988. ISBN: 978-0882897066 (Any edition is acceptable)

Lyle Saxon’s timeless impressions of colorful New Orleans, first recorded more than half a century ago, not only reveal inherent mystery and frivolity, but also recall the city’s elaborate history, spanning more than two centuries and three cultures. The various aspects of the French, Spanish, and Creole societies, which continue to define today’s city, are documented here through wide-ranging vignettes of daily life and elaborate rituals. A view of the Creole courtyard, an account of the first settlers, and a glimpse of the Zulu parade are typical of the many episodes from which the spirit of the city emerges. (Amazon.com)

Wednesday, January 10, 10 am – 3 pm | Field trip to Antoine’s Restaurant and the Louisiana State Museum’s Mardi Gras Collection at the Presbytere, in conjunction with the exhibition Bror Anders Wikstrom: Bringing Fantasy to Carnival.

  • 11 am: Carpool; meet in the NOMA library. Antoine’s Tour: 11:30 am, followed by lunch (Special prix-fixe three-course lunch, see website)
  • Antoine’s: 713 Saint Louis St. in the French Quarter. Dress Code: Business Casual
  • 1:30 pm: Presbytere – Meet by front entrance of the museum on Jackson Square


Wed, January 10th, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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