Join us! The DelArt Readers, a community-led book club, meets monthly to discuss, debate, celebrate, and share both works of fiction and non-fiction. Our selections are focused on art, artists, and/or the artistic process either in general or in response to the Museum’s collections or exhibits. In addition to our interest in art and artists, we also seek to create a sense of community, conversation, and connection. Registration required.
July 28 – Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez (NF) After the war the Navajo code talkers were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968. In this memoir Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the reservation.
Aug 25 – The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte (F) While restoring a 15th century painting Julia, a young art expert, discovers a hidden inscription in the corner “Who killed the knight?” which begins her hunt for a murderer.
Sept 29 – Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy Herman (NF) An engrossing guide to seeing – and communicating – more clearly.
Oct 27 – The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (F) A story of a man’s search for connection is set against the backdrop of The Artist is Present a famous piece (by the performance artist, Marina Abramovic).
Nov 17 (VIRTUAL) – Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art by Julian Barnes (NF) Barnes turns his narrative gifts towards some important pieces of art – what they cause us to feel and think, and why.
The Museum Store will carry many of the titles in the current DelArt Readers schedule. The store will have the titles available approximately a month before they will be discussed by the group. If you’d like to pre-order a copy, contact the store and let us know!