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WAM Reading Group for Members

WAM Reading Group for Members

Join our newly established, interactive reading group for members and staff of the Worcester Art Museum! Each month, we will select one book (fiction or nonfiction) related to any aspect of visual arts to read and discuss together.

  • Weekly discussions will take place through a private Facebook group.
  • At the conclusion of the book, the Reading Group will meet live (via Zoom) for a final discussion.

Participation in the Facebook group discussions is optional, as is the final Zoom meeting. Participate in as much of the group as you wish!

To join the group, email Rebecca at rebeccamorin@worcesterart.org.

The first book the group will be reading is The Lady in Gold by Anne Marie O'Connor. Weekly Facebook discussions will begin the week of May 11th. We will discuss the book over Facebook for 4 weeks and then meet via Zoom on Friday, June 12th at 5:30pm.

The book is available in many different formats such as ebook, print book, audio book, and e-audio book. There is also an associated movie available in DVD and streaming! Check your local public libraries or your favorite place to shop for books.

“The Lady in Gold” book cover

"Contributor to the Washington Post, Anne-Marie O'Connor brilliantly regales us with the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt's 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government. When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the high-stakes workings of the contemporary art world." — Penguin Random House