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Join our monthly book discussion where we read and discuss books that relate to artwork in our galleries. Moderated by a member of the Museum’s staff or a volunteer, we exchange ideas and learn about books, art and each other. Bring your copy of the book.
This month’s book is My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Asher Lev, a Ladover Hasid, is an artist who is compulsively driven to render the world he sees and feels even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities: the one consecrated to God, the other subject only to the imagination.
Read in conjunction with What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950.