The Literati Book Club is a group that discusses books about art and all subjects related to The Ringling. The program is free and registration is not required. The books can be purchased at The Ringling Museum Store. Literati meets monthly from September to May in the Art Library’s Reading Room. There is a Thursday evening or a Friday morning discussion for each book.
2018 / 2019 Schedule
Join The Ringling Art Library, in collaboration with the Jane Cook Bancroft Library of New College and University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, for Literati, a book group that discusses books about art and subjects reflecting the Ringling collections.
This program is free and registration is not required. Literati meets once a month on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., in New College’s Cook Library, and Fridays, 10:30 a.m., in The Ringling’s Art Library. Books can be purchased at The Ringling’s Museum Store. For further information, contact the Art Library at 359-5700, ex. 2701.
► Thursdays: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in New College’s Cook Library
► Fridays: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m in The Ringling Art Library
September 20 & 21 | When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Manning
October 18 & 19 | An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
November 15 & 16 | In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe
December 13 & 14 | Whistler’s Mother: Portrait of an Extraordinary Life by Daniel E. Sutherland
January 10 & 11 | Broad Strokes: Fifteen Women Who Made Art and History (In That Order) by Bridget Quinn
February 7 & 8 | Renoir’s Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon By Catherine Hewitt
March 7 & 8 | Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies by Ross King
April 4 & 5 | The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice. The Stories of Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim by Judith Mackrell
May 2 & 3 | The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art By Ingrid Rowland