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 unless otherwise noted. Beginning in January 2016, the Members Book Club will only meet on Saturday mornings. 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.   



The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History
By James Hall
Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10:30 am Event Full

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



Euphoria by Lily King
Saturday, January 23, 10:30 am
Education Center, South Building

The 2016 Members Book Club kicks off with Lily King’s award-winning 2014 novel Euphoria. Inspired by real events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three young anthropologists who meet in New Guinea in the 1930s and become caught in a love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately their lives.  Aoife O’Brien, the Museum’s Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Oceanic Art, will join the Members Book Club as a special guest speaker. Register

Register now for one or more sessions

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Book Club Parking

The south entrance is no longer available for Book Club parking. Please use the lots in front of the Museum on Fine Arts Drive and enter the Museum via the Main Building entrance into Sculpture Hall. The East Building and Parking Garage will not be open for Tuesday Book Club sessions and will not open until right at 10:00 am for Saturday sessions. 





Past Book Club Selections

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
      July 2015

Mary Coin: A Novel
by Marisa Silver, April 2015

The Boston Raphael
by Belinda Rathbone, January 2015

At The King's Pleasure
by Kate Emerson, November 2014

The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making
by David Esterly, September 2014

The Millionaire and the Mummies:
Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings
by John M. Adams, May 2014

The Judgment of Paris:
The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
by Ross King, March 2014

Farewell to Manzanar
by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and
     James D. Houston, February 2014

The Masterpiece
by Emile Zola, November 2013
The Painter's Chair:
George Washington and the Making of American Art
by Hugh Howard, October 2013

Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History
by Robert Hughes, July 2013
Thus Was Adonis Murdered
by Sarah Caudwell, April 2013

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher:
The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs
of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan, February 2013

Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacey Schiff, November 2012
The Other Rembrandt: A Novel
by Alex Connor, September 2012
The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins
Her Life's Work at 72
by Molly Peacock, May 2012
Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel
by Susan Vreeland, March 2o12
Killer Stuff and Tons of Money
by Maureen Stanton, February 2012

Loving Frank: A Novel
by Nancy Horan, November 2011

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