Book Club Past Selections 2012

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  • Museum: Behind the Scenes at the
    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Author Danny Danziger

    January 2012 selection: A deep and insightful portrait of one of the world's great museums of art.


  • How to Look at Modern Art

    Author Philip Yenawine

    February 2012 selection: A classic guide to perceiving, understanding, and engaging with modern art.


  • Loving Frank: A Novel

    Author Nancy Horan

    March 2012 selection: A story about the life and times of intellectual and feminist Mamah Borthwick Cheney, better known as the first wife of Frank Lloyd Wright.


  • Making the Mummies Dance:
    Inside the Metropolitian Museum of Art

    Author Thomas Hoving

    April 2012 selection: The former director of the famed New York museum recounts his activities at the art world's pinnacle, from wooing important patrons to battling for acquisitions, from high-society goings on to day-to-day power struggles and one-upsmanship.




  • Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of
    Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock

    Author Henry Adams

    May 2012 selection: A groundbreaking portrait of the intense personal and artistic relationship between Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, revealing how their friendship changed American art.