Book Club • Thursday, April 20 • Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

 

Although the museum will be closed tomorrow for our exhibit change we will still be holding our monthly Book Club event on Thursday, April 20th at 4pm at The St. George Art Museum.

Book club is a great way to explore new books, meet new people, and have some great conversations! Book Club is also a free event! The book we will be discussing is Girl in Hyacinth Blue a great novel by Susan Vreeland

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A professor invites a colleague from the art department to his home to view a painting he has kept secret for decades in Susan Vreeland’s powerful historical novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue. The professor swears it’s a Vermeer — but why exactly has he kept it hidden so long? The reasons unfold in a gripping sequence of stories that trace ownership of the work back to Amsterdam during World War II and still further to the moment of the painting’s inception — Goodreads

We hope to see you tomorrow for this great monthly event!

The next book for Thursday, May 18th

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Book Club | March 16. The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith

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.
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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