Art Lovers Book Club at the Figge


1 pm Wednesday, May 7
Figge Dining Room
Free; members-only program


All art lovers with a Figge Museum membership are invited to join a lively discussion in the Figge cafe about artistic literature. Each program includes a short introduction, discussion led by a Figge docent, and group discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch if desired.

For more information, contact Lynn at 563.326.7804 x2006 or lgtaylor@figgeartmuseum.org

Book for May meeting: Why Your FIve-Year-Old Could Not Have Done That by Susie Hodge
In discussing this book Amazon notes: "Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play." Download discussion questions.

Download a flyer with information about upcoming books and meeting dates.