Thursday Night Book Club
Explore art from an author’s fresh perspective in the unique setting of the IMA’s galleries. Each volume was selected by Indianapolis Public Library staff. Book club starts with a short tour of the related exhibitions, followed by conversation facilitated by IMA staff. Grab dinner before or after the discussion in IMA Cafe. Topics for each date are below.
Discussion is free for all; featured exhibition admission is $12 for non-members. Call 317-923-1331 ext. 206 to register.
Indy Reads Books is proud to partner with the Thursday Night Book Club and offers a special promotion to participants. By donating one book club selection, participants will be entitled to a 30% discount on their next club purchase.
Facilitated by Rachel Huizinga, assistant director for interpretation. Special exhibition ticket required.
Reviews for White Noise by Don DeLillo, 1985
“Better than any book I can think of, White Noise captures the particular strangeness of life in a time where humankind has finally learned enough to kill itself…. Writing before Bhopal and Prozac entered the popular lexicon, DeLillo produced a work so closely tuned into its time that it tells the future.” – Amazon.com
Support for public programs related to Ai Weiwei: According to What? is provided by Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Facilitated by Meg Liffick, director of public affairs in conjunction with Gabor Peterdi.
Reviews for The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster, 2009
"Probably the first authentic attempt to deal with the post-September 11 world . . . It is a multilayered tapestry, with whimsical chapter headings and Dickensian depth."-San Francisco Chronicle
August 8 / Green Fields and Running Brooks by James Whitcomb Riley
Facilitated by Anastasia Karpova Tinari, Weisenberger Fellow in American Art in conjunction with the Indiana Gallery rotation highlighting T. C. Steele’s Morning—Old Schofield’s Mill, a rediscovered 1889 landscape.
Originally published in 1892, Green Fields and Running Brooks gathers poems beaming with James Whitcomb Riley’s Indiana pride and nostalgia for the simple days.