Reading (detail), 1873. Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895). Oil on fabric; 46.0 x 71.8 cm. Gift of the Hanna Fund 1950.89
  • Reading (detail), 1873. Berthe Morisot (French, 1841-1895). Oil on fabric; 46.0 x 71.8 cm. Gift of the Hanna Fund 1950.89
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Art and Fiction Book Club

Every other month, 2 Wednesdays

The Art and Fiction Book Club connects the written word to works of art on view. Books are selected to highlight a variety of historical periods, artistic movements, and points of view to inspire readers to explore wide-ranging styles, genres, and formats of both art and fiction. 

Each two-week session includes a gallery tour highlighting objects relevant to the reading selection, and a discussion led by museum educators that includes a short lecture covering broad historical context and a conversation with other attendees about the book and related artworks.

2017 Sessions:

  • Session 6: Two Wed/Nov 8 & 15, 1:30–2:30, classroom E. The year’s sessions conclude with First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung.

2018 Sessions:

  • Session 1: Two Wed/Jan 10, 11:30–12:30, & Jan 17, 1:30–2:30, classroom A. Tour The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and consider the lifestyle presented in the exhibition in contrast to the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston.
  • Session 2: Two Wed/Mar 14 & 21, 1:30–2:30, classroom A. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk.
  • Session 3: Two Wed/May 9 & 16, 1:30–2:30, classroom E.

$35 per session, CMA members $30 per session. Register online at engage.clevelandart.org or by phone at 216-421-7350. Register separately for each session. 

Participants purchase book on their own; limited quantities are available for purchase in the museum store.