Artists in Fiction Book Club

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7pm

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7pm

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7pm

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7pm

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7pm

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Artists in Fiction Book Club

Strathmore’s new art-themed book club invites you to dawdle in Delft with Vermeer, explore the mystery behind Girl With a Pearl Earring, relive the Renaissance through the eyes of Artemisia Gentileschi in The Passion of Artemisia, and get a new perspective on Leonardo, Michelangelo, Monet, and many more. Explore the fictions of your favorite artists, turning the pages of both popular and lesser-known novels, then join fellow readers and art enthusiasts one Wednesday night a month to discuss forgotten painters, mysterious art heists, and miraculous recoveries of masterpieces. Each evening provides an examination of the factual background along with the fiction.

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Fall 2017–Summer 2018 Reading List

Sept 20: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Oct 18: Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michaelangelo by Stephanie Storey
Nov 22: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Dec: holiday break, no book club
Jan 17: Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
Feb 21: The Painter of Battles by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
March 21: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
April 18: The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
May 16: Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling
June 20: Blindspot by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore
July 18: The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia Rylant

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