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Wednesday August 10, 2016

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known…of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul…of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame…and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. –Amazon.com

Led by Jim Barganier and Alice Novak

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment muse be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets.  This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday September 14, 2016

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon

Paris, 1862. A young girl in a threadbare dress and green boots, hungry for experience, meets the mysterious and wealthy artist Édouard Manet. The encounter will change her―and the art world―forever.

At seventeen, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Manet’s model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city.

Manet becomes himself because of Victorine. But who does she become, that figure on the divan?

Intense, erotic, and beautifully wrought, Paris Red evokes the unconventional love story of a painter and his muse that changed the history of art.
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Led by Alice Novak

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment muse be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

 

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Friday October 07, 2016

Luncheon Lecture by Federico Uribe
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Luncheon Lecture by Federico Uribe
Collectors Society

Hear from Colombian-born artist Federico Uribe about his work in the MMFA exhibition Federico Uribe: Transformart.  The exhibition features whimsical creatures and environments made from everyday materials.

Contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Visions of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and more

In celebration of the visit of the Folger’s First Folio, which will be on view for the month of October and open to Hamlet’s soliloquy, the book club will discuss over 400 years of artists’ representations of scenes from Hamlet. Examining Shakespeare’s influence on popular culture over the centuries, the presentation will also reference interpretations of other well-known dramatic scenes, such as the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth’s encounter with the Witches. The book club will read the Folger Shakespeare Library edition of the play.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties.

Among them: What is the Ghost? . . . Does Hamlet go mad, or merely pretend to? Once he is sure that Claudius is a murderer, why does he not act? Was his mother, Gertrude, unfaithful to her husband or complicit in his murder?” – Amazon.com

Led by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld

Velma’s Chicken Salad
Served on a a Lettuce Leaf
Fruit
Crostini
Shortbread Cookie

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Thursday October 27, 2016

Exhibition at Atlanta Botanical Garden
8:30 am - 5:45 pm

Chihuly in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Collectors Society

Enjoy vivid installations of glass in the garden by famed artist Dale Chihuly before the blockbuster show’s closing.  Participants should bring rain boots and an umbrella in the event of rain.  The group will have lunch at Linton’s.

Contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

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Wednesday November 09, 2016

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser

Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and committed the largest art heist in history. They stole a dozen masterpieces, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. But after thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—none of the paintings have been recovered. Worth as much as $500 million, the missing masterpieces have become one of the nation’s most extraordinary unsolved mysteries.

After the death of famed art detective Harold Smith, reporter Ulrich Boser decided to take up the case. Exploring Smith’s unfinished leads, Boser travels deep into the art underworld and comes across a remarkable cast of characters, including a brilliant rock ‘n’ roll thief, a gangster who professes his innocence in rhyming verse, and the enigmatic late Boston heiress Isabella Stewart Gardner herself. Boser becomes increasingly obsessed with the case and eventually uncovers startling new evidence about the identities of the thieves. A tale of art and greed, of obsession and loss, The Gardner Heist is as compelling as the stolen masterpieces themselves.
-Amazon.com

Led by Sarah Graves

Turkey Wrap
With Lettuce, Tomato, Mixed Greens, and a Cream Cheese Spread
Brownie

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Friday November 18, 2016

Luncheon Lecture by Kathleen Nowak Tucci “The Reluctant Fashionista – life in the world of high fashion and art jewelry”
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

Lucheon Lecture by Kathleen Nowak Tucci
Collectors Society

Gulf Coast artist Kathleen Tucci will talk about her striking jewelry made of recycled materials.  Additionally Collectors Society members will have the first look at select pieces created by Tucci for the MMFA’s annual Artist Market.

Contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

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Wednesday January 11, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies by Ross King

Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet’s brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide “an asylum of peaceful meditation.” Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced at the difficulties of capturing the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life.

Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny, and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then 73 and one of the world’s wealthiest, most celebrated painters, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision–what Paul Cezanne called “the most prodigious eye in the history of painting”–was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture–from his lavish lifestyle and tempestuous personality to his close friendship with the fiery war leader Georges Clemenceau, who regarded the Water Lilies as one of the highest expressions of the human spirit. –Amazon.com

Led by Alice Novak

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday January 18, 2017

Luncheon Lecture by Spalding Nix “Millenials Don’t Polish Silver: Personal Property in the 21st Century” (for Collectors Society members)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Spalding Nix will discuss how the market for fine art and antiques is changing between the Baby Boomers, GenXers and Millenials.  Mr. Nix is the principal of Spalding Nix Fine Art, a premier art appraisal and advisory firm.

The Lunch Lecture series is part of membership in the Collector’s Society and is not open to the public. If you are interested in the Collector’s Society, please contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

 

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Thursday January 19, 2017

Artist In Action
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us for Artist in Action in the Museum Store from noon – 2P.M. and meet artist Betty Plaster.  Betty will be demonstrating her beautiful pressed flower pieces and answer questions you may have about how to create similar works yourself!  We have pieces in the Store of Betty’s ranging from $40 – $300 both framed and unframed.  Each unique piece is a true celebration of nature of the indigenous plants of Alabama.

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Sunday January 22, 2017

Jazz Jams
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Jazz Jams from 2-4pm in the Orientation Circle.  This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to attend.  Listen to the best jazz artists from the River Region perform or bring an instrument of your own and join in with the band!  Seating is limited, so arrive early for this great afternoon of live music.  Drop in the studios between 2-4pm and create art projects with your children designed around exhibitions in the Museum’s Temporary Galleries.  No reservations necessary.

The MMFA wants to thank the Alabama Roots Society for their partnership in making Jazz Jams possible.

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Thursday February 02, 2017

Third Space/ at the BMA and Collection Visit in Birmingham (for Collectors Society members)
8:30 am - 5:45 pm

The Birmingham Museum will host Collectors Society in Third Space, an exhibition that creates connections between the American South and other parts of the world using contemporary art.  The group will have lunch at Oscar’s and also visit a private collection.

Contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

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Wednesday February 08, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

When Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her arts patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends and fellow WPA painters, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who, while working at Christie’s auction house, uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Entwining the lives of both historical and fictional characters, and moving between the past and the present, The Muralist plunges readers into the divisiveness of prewar politics and the largely forgotten plight of European refugees refused entrance to the United States. It captures both the inner workings of New York’s art scene and the beginnings of the vibrant and quintessentially American school of Abstract Expressionism.

As she did in her bestselling novel The Art Forger, B. A. Shapiro tells a gripping story while exploring provocative themes. In Alizée and Danielle she has created two unforgettable women, artists both, who compel us to ask: What happens when luminous talent collides with unstoppable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world?
-Amazon.com

Led by Jennifer Jankauskas

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday March 08, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland

Instantly recognizable, Auguste Renoir’s masterpiece depicts a gathering of his real friends enjoying a summer Sunday on a café terrace along the Seine near Paris. A wealthy painter, an art collector, an Italian journalist, a war hero, a celebrated actress, and Renoir’s future wife, among others, share this moment of la vie moderne, a time when social constraints were loosening and Paris was healing after the Franco-Prussian War. Parisians were bursting with a desire for pleasure and a yearning to create something extraordinary out of life. Renoir shared these urges and took on this most challenging project at a time of personal crises in art and love, all the while facing issues of loyalty and the diverging styles that were tearing apart the Impressionist group. Narrated by Renoir and seven of the models and using settings in Paris and on the Seine, Vreeland illuminates the gusto, hedonism, and art of the era. With a gorgeous palette of vibrant, captivating characters, she paints their lives, loves, losses, and triumphs in a brilliant portrait of her own.
-Amazon.com

Led by Kaci Norman

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Tuesday March 28, 2017

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics (for Collectors Society members)
10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ceramics activity with Dr. Scott Meyer, Followed by Lunch – Inspired by Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Make your own ceramic vessel inspired by Nature, Tradition, and Innovation with Dr. Scott Meyer, Head of Ceramics, University of Montevallo, and author of With Fire: Richard Hirsch: a Life Between Chance and Design.
Wear your “work clothes.”

Contact Alice Novak with any questions: anovak@mmfa.org, 334.240.4361.

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Wednesday April 12, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Loving Frank: A Novel by Nancy Horan

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.

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Led by Jim Barganier and Alice Novak

Lunch: Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken, Seasonal Berries, and Feta with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Cookie

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Saturday May 06, 2017

Flimp Festival
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

Join us for an exhilarating and creative approach to art. There will be art-related activities and entertainment including a sidewalk chalk art competition and live theatrical and musical performances by Booker T. Washington Magnet High School. Guests can look forward to a new student performance every 45 minutes. There will also be interactive demonstrations with Museum Store artists, a scavenger hunt, and concessions. The festivities will kick off with the ever-popular Do-Dah Pet Parade.

The event is free for all MMFA members, active-duty military and their immediate families. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information, please click here.

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Wednesday May 10, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollack by Henry Adams

The drip paintings of Jackson Pollock, trailblazing Abstract Expressionist, appear to be the polar opposite of Thomas Hart Benton’s highly figurative Americana. Yet the two men had a close and highly charged relationship dating from Pollock’s days as a student under Benton. Pollock’s first and only formal training came from Benton, and the older man soon became a surrogate father to Pollock. In true Oedipal fashion, Pollock even fell in love with Benton’s wife.

Pollock later broke away from his mentor artistically, rocketing to superstardom with his stunning drip compositions. But he never lost touch with Benton or his ideas-in fact, his breakthrough abstractions reveal a strong debt to Benton’s teachings. In an epic story that ranges from the cafés and salons of Gertrude Stein’s Paris to the highways of the American West, Henry Adams, acclaimed author of Eakins Revealed, unfolds a poignant personal drama that provides new insights into two of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
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Led by Michael Panhorst

Lunch: Sliced Smoked Beef Brisket over Roasted Corn Succotash, Black-eyed Peas, Tomatoes, and Mixed Greens with an Herb Vinaigrette, Brownie

 

To reserve lunch from Cafe M, contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365, edsecy@mmfa.org.  Payment must be received by 10 A.M. the Friday before the book club meets. This special program is for members only.  Visit the membership page to learn more.

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Wednesday July 19, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (Open Meeting)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

War & Turpentine: A Novel by Stefan Hertmans

“The life of Urbain Martien—artist, soldier, survivor of World War I—lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather’s story, the notebooks providing a key to the locked chambers of Urbain’s memory.

With vivid detail, the grandson recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father’s work;dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history; marrying the sister of the woman he truly loved; being haunted by an ever-present reminder of the artist he had hoped to be and the soldier he was forced to become.”
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Menu: Grilled Chicken over New Southern Succotash, Sweet Corn, Black Eyed Peas, Grape Tomatoes, and Cucumbers over Mixed Greens with an Herb Vinaigrette, Cookie

Led by Alice Novak

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Wednesday August 09, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing by Laura Snyder

“On a summer day in 1674, in the small Dutch city of Delft, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek―a cloth salesman, local bureaucrat, and self-taught natural philosopher―gazed through a tiny lens set into a brass holder and discovered a never-before imagined world of microscopic life. At the same time, in a nearby attic, the painter Johannes Vermeer was using another optical device, a camera obscura, to experiment with light and create the most luminous pictures ever beheld . . .In Eye of the Beholder, Laura J. Snyder transports us to the streets, inns, and guildhalls of seventeenth-century Holland, where artists and scientists gathered, and to their studios and laboratories, where they mixed paints and prepared canvases, ground and polished lenses, examined and dissected insects and other animals, and invented the modern notion of seeing.”

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Menu: Velma’s Chicken Salad over a Fruited Spinach Salad with Seasonal Berries, Mandarin Oranges, Crumbled Feta, and our house-made Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Cookie

Led by Alice Novak

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Wednesday September 13, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over the Barnes Collection by John Anderson

“This is the story of how a fabled art foundation―the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America, including 69 Cézannes, 60 Matisses, and 44 Picassos, among many priceless others―came to be, and how more than a decade of legal squabbling brought it to the brink of collapse and to a move that many believe betrayed the wishes of the founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872―1951). Art Held Hostage is now updated with a new epilogue by the author covering the current state of this international treasure and the endless battle over its fate.”

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Menu: Sliced Grilled Chicken over a Basmati Rice Salad with a Mint & Lemon Dressing, Brownie

Led by Jennifer Jankauskas

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Thursday September 21, 2017

2017 Fleischman Lecture Perpetual Invention: The Printed Work of Frank Stella
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We hope you will join us for the reception, beginning at 5:30 P.M., in honor of Frank Stella Prints: A Retrospective and collector Jordan Schnitzer. Afterwards, please stay for a presentation by Dr. Richard H. Axsom, exhibition curator and the author of the catalogue raisonné of Stella’s prints, Frank Stella Prints (2014.)

Axsom will share personal insights about organizing the exhibition and his long association with Frank Stella and his prints.  Axsom will also reveal the joys of working with Stella and affiliated arts professionals, including artist and master printer Kenneth Tyler. Additionally the program will examine Stella’s diverse stylistic explorations and serial working manner of the modern master over his long career.  A book signing of Frank Stella Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné will follow the presentation.

The Fleischman Lecture Series is sponsored by the Carolyn and Winton Blount Endowment in honor of Larry Fleischman a dynamic specialist and leader in the field of American art.  As president of Kennedy Galleries of New York, Fleischman played a role in many innovative ventures, raising international awareness of issues concerning American art. He served as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Committee of the White House, co-founded the Archives of American Art (now part of the Smithsonian), and founded and published The American Art Journal. During the 1950s, along with his wife, Mr. Fleischman amassed one of the nation’s earliest collections of significant American art.

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Wednesday October 11, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Georgia: A Novel by Dawn Tripp

In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.

Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend.

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Led by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld

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Wednesday November 08, 2017

Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art (for Museum members)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World by Thomas Cahill

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past.  It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.

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Led by Elisabeth Palmer

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