Thursday Night Book Club


Each month, explore art from an author’s fresh perspective in the unique setting of the IMA’s galleries and grounds. Each book club meeting is facilitated by IMA staff. Meet on Floor 2 at the top of the escalator. Grab dinner before or after the discussion at IMA Cafe. Topics for each date are below.

Discussion is free for all; featured exhibition admission applies.

Register by contacting or by calling 317-923-1331 ext. 206.

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.

August 14 | The Masterpiece by Emile Zola (Author), Roger Pearson (Editor), Thomas Walton (Translator)

Facilitated by Ellen Lee, The Wood-Pulliam Senior Curator
In conjunction with Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904.
The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist who has come from the provinces to conquer Paris but is conquered instead by the flaws of his own genius. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it is the most autobiographical of the 20 novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series.” --

September 11 | Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel by Susan Vreeland

Facilitated by Leslie Anderson-Perkins, Curatorial Assistant, European and American Painting, Sculpture, and Works on Paper
“Vreeland’s ability to make this complex historical novel as luminous as a Tiffany lamp is nothing less than remarkable.” — The Washington Post

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