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Bound Together Book Club

Second Thursday of each month, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Meet in the Museum of Art lobby; Free
Space is limited; call 412.622.3288 to register.

In this collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, take a fresh look at art through the lens of literature! Each month brings a new book selection related to an exhibition on view. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections. Then, converse with fellow readers and library staff in a casual museum setting. Books are available at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and for sale in the museum store.

Upcoming Discussions:

April 24, 2014
Colum McCann
Transatlantic
Art: Related works from the permanent collection.
This book is the 2014 One Book, One Community selection.
 

Previous 2014 Discussions:

March 13, 2014
Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
Exhibit: Related works from the 2013 Carnegie International
This book is the 2014 Big Read selection.
 

Previous 2013 Discussions:

November 14, 2013
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Jealousy
Exhibit:2013 Carnegie International
 
September 12, 2013
Annie Dillard
An American Childhood
Art:Related works from the newly re-installed Scaife Galleries
 
Special Discussion in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History!
July 11, 2013
Wilfred Thesiger
Arabian Sands
Exhibit:Roads of Arabia
 
Special Day and Time!
June 8, 2013
2:00-3:15 PM
Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Art: Related works from the permanent collection.
 
June 13, 2013
Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Art: Related works from the permanent collection.
 
Special Day and Time!
May 31, 2013
12:00-1:15 PM Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Art: Related works from the permanent collection.
 
April 11, 2013
Edmund De Waal
The Hare with Amber Eyes
Exhibition: Japan is the Key.
 
March 14, 2013
Venetia Porter
The Art of Hajj
Art: Related works of art in the permanent collection.
 
January 10, 2013
Jill Jonnes
Empires of Light
Exhibition: Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939.
 

Previous 2012 Discussions:

December 13, 2012
Jill Jonnes
Eiffel’s Tower
Exhibition: Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939.
 
November 8, 2012
Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City
Exhibition: Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939.
 
October 11, 2012
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Exhibition: Whistler and Rebellion in the Art World
 
September 13, 2012
Joy Adamson
Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds
Exhibition: Natural History, a wide range of contemporary art from the museum’s permanent collection.
 
August 9, 2012
Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Art: Drawings of garden structures from The Heinz Architectural Center collection.
 
July 12, 2012
David McCullough
The Greater Journey
Exhibition: Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz
 
June 14, 2012
Emile Zola
The Belly of Paris
Exhibition: Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz
 
May 10, 2012
The Arabian Nights
Art: Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights
 
April 12, 2012
David James Duncan
The River Why
Exhibition: Maya Lin
 
March 1, 2012
Carolyn Wilkins
Damn Near White
Exhibition: Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story
 
February 9, 2012
Nicole Krauss
The History of Love
Art: Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse's statue "Innocence Tormented by Love," 1871
 

2011 Discussions:

February 3, 2011
Mark Helprin
Winter's Tale
Art: Childe Hassam's Fifth Avenue in Winter and other winter scenes in the permanent collection
 
March 3, 2011
Robert Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land
Exhibition: Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective
 
April 7, 2011
Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Exhibition: Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty
 
May 5, 2011
Stacy Schiff
Cleopatra: A Life
Drama: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
 
June 2, 2011
Chaim Potok
My Name is Asher Lev
Exhibition: Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty
 
July 7, 2011
Anne Sanow
Triple Time
Exhibition: Local/Global Art
 
August 4, 2011
Paul Bowles
The Sheltering Sky
Art: Exoticism in art, including Night in the Desert by Jean-Léon Gérôme
 
October 13, 2011
Stewart O'Nan
Emily, Alone
Exhibition: Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010
 
November 10, 2011
John Logan's play Red
Art: From the permanent collection, Mark Rothko and his contemporaries
 
December 8, 2011
Sarah Bakewell
How to Live, or, A life of Montaigne
Exhibition: Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey
 

2010 Discussions:

December 2, 2010
Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Exhibition: André Kertész: On Reading
 
November 4, 2010
George Saunders
In Persuasion Nation: Stories
Exhibition: Ordinary Madness
 
October 7, 2010
Wendell Berry
Hannah Coulter
Works of art: Images of harvest and food in the collection
 
August 12, 2010
T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Women
Exhibition: Design Competition: New Cottages at Fallingwater
 
July 8, 2010
Local Author, Gwyn Cready
Flirting with Forever
Exhibition: Works of art in the collection featured in the novel
 
June 10, 2010
Hella S. Haasse
In a Dark Wood Wandering
Exhibition: Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection
 
May 13, 2010
Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
Exhibition: Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center
 
April 8, 2010
Jacqueline Susann
Valley of the Dolls
Works of Art: Images of women in the collection
 
March 11, 2010
Mark Cohen
The Fractal Murders
Exhibition: Forum 64: Cecil Balmond
 

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