Thursday, October 10, 2013

Why a Painting is Like a Pizza


The book club is off to a great start. "The Glassblower of Murano" by Marina Fiorato was a nice title to start the year off, and it was so exciting to feature Dr. Nancy G. Heller for our featured book of the month "Why a Painting is Like a Pizza." I hope you enjoyed the pizza!



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Modigliani: A Life by Meryle Secrest


The featured book for May 2013, "Modigliani: A Life," was a great way to end the book club season. Jennifer Jankauskas provided a wonderful presentation to help bring Modigliani's impressive career to life. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer break. We will resume in the fall with "The Glassblower of Murano." by  Marina Fiorato.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King


This month we are excited to feature Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Curator of Collections, who will lead the discussion and presentation about Ross King's fascinating book, "Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling." Don't forget to reserve a lunch!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Susan Vreeland and The Passion of Artemisia


It was such a pleasure to talk with Susan Vreeland about her book "The Passion of Artemisia: A Novel." I would love to hear your feedback. You can also learn more about the book on her website.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Passion of Artemisia: A Novel


Join us on March 6th for a conversation with Susan Vreeland, author of "The Passion of Artemisia." It should be fun! After our discussion with the author, Tim will provide a presentation of paintings addressed in the book, and audio and video clips that address topics related to Artemisia's life and work.

Susan Vreeland provides a lot of resources on her website. There is also a nice review "Artemisia: Her Passion Was Painting Above All Else," by Roderick Conway Morris. Mary Garrard has been cited most often as a source for Artemisia's life and work.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Girl with a Pearl Earring




















Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education, will host today's book club discussion about Tracy Chevalier's "Girl with a Pearl Earring." Please feel free to share your comments!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Camille Claudel: A Novel by Dr. Alma H. Bond


We had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Alma H. Bond! The book sparked a lot interest in Camille Claudel's life and work. Please feel free to use this blog post to share your perspectives about the book.