The OMA is excited to host a book club for lovers of literature and art. Each month 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.
OMA BOOK CLUB 2017-18 SEASON
Why is that art? It is a question not easily answered, but it is one we ask ourselves as we meander through a museum. Effective art has the ability to challenge and transform both the artist and the viewer. This season, the OMA Book Club will explore artists and artworks that push the limits.
We’ll also consider what part we play as museum visitors—how can we learn to see what the artist sees, feel what the artist feels. Is this even possible? Spend your Friday afternoons exploring these ideas and more with a selection of evocative books covering a wide range of subjects. A gallery talk will follow each book discussion.
THE LONELY CITY: ADVENTURES IN THE ART OF BEING ALONE BY OLIVIA LANG
Named a 2016 best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, and Publisher’s Weekly, this book blends memoir, biography, and cultural criticism to explore the dimensionality of loneliness. From Edward Hopper to Andy Warhol, Lang relays the stories of art and artists driven by loneliness in an urban setting.
$55 season price
Members save 10 percent
INDIVIDUAL SESSION PRICE
$12 per individual session
Books can be purchased in the Museum Shop