Not only do we love art at The St. George Art Museum but we also love reading and books! Each 3rd Thursday at 4pm we hold a book club event which is also free admission.
The book for March is a New York Times Bestseller, The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith.
This fictional story is about theft and restoration of a painting called “At the Edge of a Wood” by a female artist of the name Sara De Vos from Amsterdam of 1631. In 1957 a young art history grad student, Ellie Shipley, agrees to forge the only known standing painting of Sara De Vos, At The Edge of The Woods, for a wealthy lawyer. Sydney, 2000 Shipley is now a curator and mounting a exhibition: Female Painters of the Dutch Golden Age. She becomes aware that both the original and forged painting of At the Edge of a Wood are en route to her museum. (Barnes and Noble)
“Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, “The Last Painting” is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Vividly detailed, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender and class, it’s fiction that keeps you up at night ― first because you’re barreling through the book, then because you’ve slowed your pace to a crawl, savoring the suspense.” – The Boston Globe (Barnes and Noble)
We hope to see you next week at our monthly book club!
Sources: Barnes and Noble