Tuesday, Oct 23, 12-1 PM

NOMA Book Club Discussion Group

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

Join NOMA staff and fellow book lovers as we read and discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art, artists, art museums, NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Our full 2018 schedule and reading list has been announced. Organized by NOMA’s Felix J. Dreyfous Library, the Book Club is an informal group. You do not have to attend every meeting and we understand if you have to leave a discussion or program early. The book club offers several types of programs: a book discussion group that meets once a month (no reading in December), curatorial programs, field trips, and Meet the Author receptions. Most book club programs start promptly at noon, but please arrive at 11:30 a.m. if you wish to bring a sack lunch or meet beforehand. NOMA will provide water and soft drinks. RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend so we can prepare the meeting space. Please contact Sheila A. Cork at 504.658.4117 or scork@noma.org for information about joining the NOMA Book Club. October 2018 Selection Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King Walker Books, 2003. ISBN: 978-0802713957 Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling recounts the fascinating story of the four extraordinary years the artist spent laboring over the twelve-thousand square feet of the vast ceiling, while war and the power politics and personal rivalries that abounded in Rome swirled around him. A panorama of illustrious figures intersected during this time—the brilliant young painter Raphael, with whom Michelangelo formed a rivalry, the fiery preacher Girolamo Savonarola, and the great Dutch scholar Desiderius Erasmus. Wednesday, October 24, 1:30 – 3 pm | Book Discussion Group