Do you love art and reading? The Members Book Club is the perfect forum to discuss exciting literature related to the art world in a fun and relaxed environment.
The Members Book Club meets quarterly in the Museum’s Richardson Memorial Library on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, unless otherwise noted. Each session includes a short introduction by a guest speaker followed by small group discussions led by library staff. Light refreshments are served. Book Club attendees may register for a single session or the entire year. Each session is $10 per person and is limited to Museum Members only. Register now for one or more sessions.
For more information, to be added to our mailing list, or to register by phone, please call 314.655.5235.
2015 Book Club Schedule
Meet the Author!
33 Artists in 3 Acts
By Sarah Thornton
Tuesday, September 29, 6:30 pm (one session only)
Reception begins at 6:00 pm
The Members Book Club will welcome writer and art sociologist Sarah Thornton for this special joint event with the Museum’s Contemporary Art Society. Thornton’s latest book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world through a series of narratives on a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. This session is free to attend and includes a 6:00 pm reception with the author prior to the formal program. Register
The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History
In December, the Book Club will focus on the vivid history of self-portraiture as chronicled by art historian and critic James Hall. From the earliest myths of Narcissus to the prolific self-image-making of contemporary artists, Hall’s survey offers new insights on the genre. In addition to small group discussion, each Book Club session will include a tour of the galleries to look at portraiture in the Museum’s own collection. Register
By James Hall
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10:30 am
Register now for one or more sessions
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