The Ringling Art Library, in collaboration with the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, present Literati, a book club that discusses books about art and subjects reflecting the Ringling Collections.
Literati meets monthly,from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursdays at the Cook Library and Fridays at the Ringling Art Library. Books in this series can be purchased at the Ringling Museum Store. The program is free and registration is not required. For more information call 941-359-2701 or go to www.ringling.org.
The next presentation, on Oct. 18, features “An Artist of the Floating World,” by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Upcoming club dates, books:
Nov. 15: “In Montmarte: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Moderist Art,” by Sue Roe.
Dec. 13: “Whistler’s Mother: Portrait of an Extraordinary Life,” by Daniel E. Sutherland.
Jan. 10, 2019: “Broad Strokes: Fifteen Women Who Made Art and History (In That Order),” by Bridget Quinn.
Feb. 7, 2019: “Renoir’s Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon,” by Catherine Hewitt.
March 7, 2019: “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies,” by Ross King.
April 4, 2019: “The Unfinished Pallazo: Life, Love and Art in Venice. The Stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Catlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim,” by Judith Mackrell.
May 2, 2019: “The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art,” by Ingrid Rowland.