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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:
Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival
by Christopher Benfey
Renowned critic Christopher Benfey shares stories — of his mother’s upbringing in rural North Carolina among folk potteries; of his father’s escape from Nazi Europe; of his great aunt and uncle Josef and Anni Albers, famed Bauhaus artists exiled at Black Mountain
College — and in the process unearths an ancestry, and an aesthetic, that is quintessentially American.
Read in conjunction with Josef Albers: Experiments in Color.