Discussion Bound: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton

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Event:
Discussion Bound: Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton
Date:
January 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free with membership or Museum admission
Venue:
Asheville Art Museum
Phone:
828.253.3227
Address:
2 S Pack Sq, Asheville, NC, 28801, United States

DISCUSSION BOUND
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.

JANUARY 12
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.