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NOMA Book Club: Field Trip to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden, Nicholls State University Art Studio

Fri, March 18th, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join the NOMA Book Club! Each month Book Club reads art-related fiction and non-fiction, and engages in discussion groups, curatorial programs and field trips correlating with each book.

Details on this field trip to come.

Book Club members may buy their reading selections at the NOMA Museum Shop at a 20% discount. Call the Shop at 504.658.4133 for more information.

To join NOMA Book Club or for more information, contact 504.658.4117 or at bookclub@noma.org.

March’s Selection

Mark Rothko: Towards the Light in the Chapel by Annie Chen-Solal

Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish Pale of Settlement in 1903. He immigrated to the United States at age ten, taking with him his Talmudic education and his memories of pogroms and persecutions in Russia. … Early in his career, Annie Cohen-Solal writes, “he became a major player in the social struggle of American artists, and his own metamorphosis benefited from the unique transformation of the U.S. art world during this time.” … Ever faithful to his habit of confronting the establishment, he devoted the last decade of his life to cultivating his new conception of art as an experience, thanks to the commission of a radical project, the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.

Cohen-Solal’s fascinating biography, based on considerable archival research, tells the unlikely story of how a young immigrant from Dvinsk became a crucial transforming agent of the art world—one whose legacy prevails to this day. (Description available here)


Fri, March 18th, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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