Museum Reads: Newport Art Museum’s art-themed book group returns January 20

A new year of Museum Reads, the Newport Art Museum’s group of art-themed books for adults, begins Thursday, January 20, 2022.

According to a press release from the Newport Art Museum, Museum Reads promises engaging conversations with the authors and each other on the third Thursday of each month from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Meetings will take place in person at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, as well as virtually on Zoom, and registration is required.

Museum Reads is free for Newport Art Museum members and $5 for non-members. Learn more and register at www.newportartmuseum.org/events.

Calendar 2022

January 20, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler”
by Margaret F. MacDonald

February 17, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama,”
by Yayoi Kusama, translated by Ralph McCarthy

March 17, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “Spring cannot be undone: David Hockney in Normandy”
by Martin Gayford

April 21, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “The lost notebook of Edouard Manet”
by Maureen Gibbon

May 19, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “Vinnie Ream: an American sculptor”
by Edward S. Cooper

June 16, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “Murder at Wakehurst (A Golden Mystery in Newport)”
by Alyssa Maxwell

July 21, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe”
by Laurie Lisle

August 18, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “The adventures of a narrator gardener: creating a landscape of memory”
by Ronald Lee Fleming

September 15, 2022, at 12 p.m. – “The House of Fragile Things: Collectors of Jewish Art and the Fall of France”
by James McAuley

October 20, 2022, at 12 p.m. – Part 1: “The Women of Ninth Street: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art”
by Marie-Gabriel

November 17, 2022, at 12 p.m. – Part 2: “The Women of Ninth Street: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement that Changed Modern Art”
by Marie-Gabriel

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