The Reading Art Book Club meets next on at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 North Main St.
This month’s selection is “The Judgement of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade
That Gave the World Impressionism” by Ross King.
Civil War raged in America, another revolution took shape across the Atlantic,
in the studios of Paris. The artists who would make Impressionism the most
popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amidst scorn and
ridicule from the French artistic establishment. No artistic movement had ever
been quite so controversial. The drama of its birth, played out on canvas and
against the backdrop of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, would at times
resemble a battlefield; and as Ross King reveals, it would reorder both history
and culture, and resonate around the world.
Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Join us even if you
haven’t read the book! For more information or for details on book selections,
contact Bryan Lee, Museum Curator of Education, at 575-541-2217 or email@example.com.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is accessible by
RoadRUNNER Transit Route 1 Stop 36.
For additional information online to: http://museums.las-cruces.org or call