Discussion Bound

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Event:
Discussion Bound
Date:
May 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Cost:
free with membership or Museum admission
Organizer:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828-253-3227
Phone:
828-253-3227
Address:
NC, United States

Discussion Bound — Monthly Reading Group
Second Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library

Expand your literary horizons and join us for our monthly book discussion where we read and discuss books that relate to a current exhibition. 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 Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay

Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions. In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most. Blending adventure travel, geology, exciting new research and her own irresistible charm, Finlay has fashioned a treasure hunt for some of the most valuable, glamorous and mysterious substances on earth.

Read in conjunction with Flourish: Selected Jewelry From the Daphne Farago Collection.