Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud’s book club for a discussion about Zadie Smith’s On Beauty as well as a tour of the Beauty Reigns exhibition.

Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud’s book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion about Zadie Smith’s On Beauty as well as a tour of the Beauty Reigns exhibition. A 2005 Man Booker Prize nominated book, On Beauty has been compared favorably to E.M. Forester’s Howard’s End. Smith weaves a tale of clashing of cultures at a university called Wellington, located in a Boston suburb of the same name, where Howard Belsey (who is white), his wife (who is black), and their three children (who are in-between) live relatively well. Then Howard’s academic nemesis—the ostentatious, retrograde art theorist Monty Kipps—moves to town, throwing the Belsey family into upheaval, threatening Howard’s standing at the university, and igniting a string of events sordid, irrational, and incestuous. On Beauty is humorous, unwieldly and filled with uncommon beauty.


Registration required by calling 330.376.9186 x 221 or email eward@akronartmuseum.org

Free Thursday

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Creative Playdate: Stack, Tumble, Fill and Dump
11:15 am

Opening: Living With Art
Feb. 5 – Apr. 5, 2015 (The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery)

Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith
6:00 pm

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

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Ellie Ward, Librarian
phone: 330.376.9186 x221
email: eWard@AkronArtMuseum.org

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