JULY'S BOOK CLUB: "SEVEN DAYS IN THE ART WORLD" BY SARAH THORNTON

12 p.m.
  • 11
  • July
  • 2013

Seven Days in the Art World
Sarah Thornton
W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (November 2, 2009), ISBN-10: 039333712X, ISBN-13: 978-0393337129

In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie’s auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami’s studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton’s entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture. (Description taken from amazon.com.)

Thursday, July 11
Curatorial Program Miranda Lash Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Thursday, July 25
Book Discussion Group

All book club discussion groups and special programs start promptly at noon. Please come at 11:30 a.m. if you would like to eat a sack lunch and chat with friends. NOMA provides soft drinks and water.

To join the NOMA Book Club and to RSVP for meetings call Sheila Cork at (504) 658-4117 or email at scork@noma.org.

The Museum Shop offers a 20% discount on NOMA Book Club items when you show your Book Club card.

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