Lirerati explores Ringling Museum’s written treasures

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

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.

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre bay front campus is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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