Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club

  • March 21st - Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

    Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club March 21st meeting will feature a witty satirical story of London and the art world, The Improbability of Love. When a talented chef is stood up for a specially prepared birthday dinner, the unwanted birthday present-a secondhand shop find becomes the focus. The author, Hannah Rothschild, brings her expertise as a descendant of the wealthy banking family and chair of the National Gallery in London to the tale. This month’s March book club will meet at the Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St., on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. For those interested in attending, please call 781-545-2816
  • February 21 - The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

    Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club February meeting will feature a tale of art forgeries, love, death and deception, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos. The story of two women—17th century artist Sara de Vos and a young 20th century art forger, Ellie Shipley—and how that young women’s decision entwines her life with the past. The author, Dominic Smith, weaves the story between the past and present from the Upper West side to the Dutch countryside to sun-soaked Sydney. It is proposed that each book under discussion by the Art Matters Book Club will have an art-related theme: biography, history and fiction included. Field trips to various museums and other sites related to the current read are a strong possibility. This month’s February book club will meet on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:30, 17 Briarwood Lane. For those interested in attending, please call 781-545-2816 (Meetings will return to Front Street Gallery in the Spring).
  • I am Madame X

    Scituate Arts Association (SAA) Art Matters Book Club January 17th meeting will feature a novel exploring the subject of John Singer Sargent’s famous portrait, Madame X, a work whose bold pose and provocative dress stunned the Paris Salon. Gioia Diliberto, author of I An Madame X , recreates from limited historical facts the story of Virginie Gautreau, the New Orleans beauty who fled to France during the Civil War and whose life-style made her the subject of Parisian gossip. It is proposed that each book under discussion by the Art Matters Book Club will have an art-related theme: biography, history and fiction included. Field trips to various museums and other sites related to the current read are a strong possibility. This month’s January book club is will meet on Tuesday, January 17th at 1:30, 52 Curtis St. For those interested in attending, please call 781-545-2816 (Meetings will return to Front Street Gallery in the Spring).