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Schedule 2014-2015

EKPHRASIS: A Monthly Book Club About Art

We look forward to another exciting year of quality presentations, guest presenters, and authors.  Because this is such a special program, we are now making it a MEMBERS ONLY program. If you are not already a member, I hope you will join the Museum and remain an active participant in the Book Club.  Individual Memberships are quite affordable and start at $45 and family memberships begin at $60.
You can save a stamp and join on-line today!

For reservations, or to order a lunch from the Museum’s café, call 334.240.4365.


Monuments Men

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
January 7, 2015, Noon

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis.




Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger by  Ken Perenyi
February 11, 2015, Noon

Caveat Emptor reveals the true confessions of the most infamous art-forger in American history—a catch-me-if-you-can caper that reveals the inner workings of the art world.





caravaggioCaravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham Dixon

March 11, 2015, Noon

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.





art forgerThe Art Forger: A Novel by B. A. Shapiro

April 8, 2015, Noon

Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—still the largest unsolved art theft in history—one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But as she begins her work, she starts to suspect that this long-missing masterpiece—the very one that had been hanging at the Gardner for one hundred years—may itself be a forgery.


Defiant Spirits

Defiant Spirits by Ross King

May 6, 2015, Noon

Beginning in 1912, Defiant Spirits traces the artistic development of Tom Thomson and the future members of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley, over a dozen years in Canadian history.