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OMA Book Club

Starts February 22, 2024 @ 2:00pm , Ends April 25, 2024 @ 4:00pm

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The OMA Book Club is for lovers of literature and art. On select months we’ll discuss a different text in relation to works on view in the Museum. Join us for an afternoon of literary gossip in the galleries.

Select Thursdays, 2-4 pm

Presented by Susan Rosoff

Tuition for the Season: 
Members: $36
Future Members: $40

REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2024 BOOK CLUB SERIES>>>

Tuition for Individual Sessions: $15

Thursday, February 22 | REGISTER HERE
What are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz
If you’ve ever looked at modern art and felt befuddled, perhaps Will Gompertz can help. As the former director of London's Tate Gallery, his mission has been to bring modern art's exciting history alive for everyone. He explains why an unmade bed or a pickled shark can be art—and why a five-year-old couldn't really do it. The book is full of tales and anecdotes that entertain as it arms readers with the knowledge to help enjoy what they’re looking at.

Thursday, March 28 | REGISTER HERE
Everything She Touched by Marilyn Chase
Ruth Asawa is a celebrated sculptor who grew up on a California farm. As an adolescent she was held at a Japanese-American internment camp, where she drew on resources of an artist also interned there. At Black Mountain College, she not only developed her signature hanging wire pieces and public art sculptures, but she also made intriguing drawings. While fighting through lupus, she worked hard to revolutionize arts education in San Franciso, and created a number of public sculptures. The book weaves together many voices—family, friends, teachers, and critics—to offer a complex and fascinating portrait of the artist.

Thursday, December 7 | REGISTER HERE
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
Sally Mann is one of our most important contemporary photographers. One valuable aspect of the book is Mann’s willingness to describe why an artist might photograph one thing and not another, and how one decides that an image works. Some of her photographs are controversial, but, as the book review says, “In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.” This book was a National Bood Award finalist and is full of breathtaking photographs.

Call 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email education@omart.org for more information.

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