Discussion Bound: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton« Back to Events
Second Tuesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Free with membership or Museum admission
This monthly discussion is a place to exchange ideas about readings that relate to artworks and the art world, and to learn from and about each other. Bring your copy of the book, and a brown-bag lunch to make the most of your midday break! Books are available at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801) for a 10% discount.
Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. Thornton’s shrewd and entertaining fly-on-the-wall narrative takes us behind the scenes of the art world, from art school to auction house, showing us how it works and giving us a vivid sense of being there. Moderated by Lauren Bacchus, Museum Shop & Event Coordinator.
Read in conjunction with Selections from the Permanent Collection:140 Years of American Art.