Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club

  • November 21 - Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling by Ross King

    Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club’s November meeting will offer insights into the connection between art and history with Ross King’s work, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling. In 1508, Pope Julius commissioned Michelangelo to paint what has become one the world’s most famous ceilings in the newly restored Sistine Chapel. The artist reluctantly took the commission and his labor took many painstaking years. Meanwhile, he was surrounded by some of the most famous artist and scholars of the Renaissance. 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 November book club will meet on Tuesday, the 21st at 6:30, at Front St. For those interested in attending, please call 781-545-2816 for details.
  • October 17 - The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee

    Scituate Arts Association Art Matters Book Club’s October meeting will explore competition among artist through Sebastian Smee’s work, The Art of Rivalry. Four close friendships between well known artists, Manet & Edgas, for example, that served as a catalyst for great breakthroughs in their works and which eventually drove the pairings apart. 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 October book club will meet on Tuesday, the 17th at 6:30, at Front St. For those interested in attending, please call 781-545-2816 for details.