Discussion Bound (Monthly Reading Group)« Back to Events
Join our monthly book discussion where we read and discuss books that relate to artwork in our galleries. Discussions are moderated by a member of the Museum’s staff or a volunteer. Please bring your copy of the book (available for purchase through the Museum Shop). This August, readers will enjoy a discussion on featured book: L’oeuvre (The Masterpiece) by Emile Zola. Written in 1886 and set in the Parisian art world of the 19th century, this novel tells the fictional story of an Impressionist painter whose obsession with painting a masterpiece costs him everything. Famously, the publication of this book has been said to have ruined the long-standing friendship between Zola and artist Paul Cezanne.