Second Thursday of the Month @ 6:30p.m.
FREE with Museum admission, which is only $5 after 5p.m. on Thursdays.
Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts. Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibitions.
October 8: Just Kids by Patti Smith won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction. It is an eloquent, lyrical exploration of her development as an artist, on her close friendship and collaborations with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and on the New York art scene of the late 1960s and 1970s.
November 12: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann will encourage reflection on how literary and visual arts bring together seemingly unrelated elements into a complete work.
December 10: The thrilling novel The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro revolves around the 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, but that is only the beginning. It will foster discussion on seeing, collecting, and creating art – and relationships behind the paintings.