Discussion Bound: “The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel”

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Event:
Discussion Bound: “The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel”
Date:
June 11, 2013 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free with membership or Museum admission
Organizer:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Venue:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Address:
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2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

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. On June 11th, the featured book will be The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel by Samantha Peale.  Bring your copy of the book. Each book is available for purchase through the Museum shop. Suggestions for future books are welcome.

In a New York Times book review, critic Deborah Solomon wrote of the author, “In her witty and impressively observed debut novel Samantha Peale has given us what is probably the first novel narrated by a studio assistant in New York in the 21st century.” Peale, who was a studio assistant to sculptor Jeff Koons for four years, gives readers a cautionary tale and glimpse into a sought-after position in the art world.