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NOMA Book Club Group Discussion
Thu, February 21st, 2019 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 2019 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 email@example.com for information about joining the NOMA Book Club.
February 2019 Selection
Double Vision: the Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil by William Middleton
Knopf, 2018, ISBN: 978-0375415432
This erudite and vigorously researched new biography of the the de Menils, chronicles the Houston-based cosmopolitan couple renowned for their philanthropic endeavors and a bequeathed art collection that forms the core of their namesake museum. Double Vision takes the full measure of the de Menil’s achievements, the well-known apotheosis of which is the Menil Collection, the masterpiece of a museum designed by Renzo Piano that opened in their adopted hometown in 1987.
TBD: The Book Club plans an overnight trip to Houston to visit the Menial Collection in February. If time permits, we will also visit the Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Museum/Houston Center for Photography, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and other cultural institutions. More details to be announced.
Friday, February 21, 12 – 1 p.m. | Book Discussion Group