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.
2017/ 2018 Schedule
September 28 & 29 | Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures by Robert Wittman. New date due to Hurricane Irma.
October 26, 27 | Keeping An Eye Open: Essays on Art by Julian Barnes
November 9 (both morning and evening) | Breakfast with Lucian: the Astounding Life and Outrageous Times of Britain's Great Modern Painter by Geordie Grieg
December 14 & 15 | The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee
January 11 & 12 | The Great Wave: Gilded Age Misfits, Japanese Eccentrics, and the Opening of Old Japan by Christopher Benfey
February 8 & 9 | Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy
March 15 &16 | Peacock and Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A.S. Byatt
April 12 &13 | The Lost Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel by Dominic Smith
May 10 & 11 | Rogue’s Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers by Philip Hooko