Book Club at the MFA: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy by Mark Doty
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 exhibition.
In June we’re reading, Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy by Mark Doty. Combining memoir with artistic and philosophical musings, the poet and National Book Critics Circle Award winner (for My Alexandria) begins by confessing his obsession with the 17th-century Dutch still life that serves as the title of this book. In these meditations on writing to poetry, to art, Doty insightfully examines the profound importance we place upon objects – from the mundane to the magnificent – in our life.
Free with Admission, $10 on Thursdays after 5 pm