September 9, 2012
Confessions of an Art Addict
Author Peggy Guggenheim
A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal and professional relationships, and often surprising portrayals of the artists themselves. Here is a book that captures a valuable chapter in the history of modern art, as well as the spirit of one of its greatest advocates. Discussion guide available here.
October 14, 2012
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Author Gertrude Stein
This book is Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written that is full of lucid and shapely anecdotes. Discussion guide available here.
November 11, 2012
New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970
Author Henry Geldzahler
In this book it is possible for admirers of modern art to appreciate the magnificent achievement of the New York School which highlights over 300 paintings, sculptures, and drawings by 43 artists working in the styles of Abstract Expressionism, Color-Field Painting, Pop Art, and Minimal Art. We will also view the film Who Gets to Call it Art? Discussion guide available here.
No meeting in December in observance of Hanukkah.