Book Talk

Book Talk 
$50 ($50 tax deductible)

Meet other DMA Members with a passion for literature by joining Book Talk!* Enjoy a year of thought-provoking book-club-style events that celebrate the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions with great reads. Book selections and dates can be found here or on the Museum calendar.

Please note, in an effort to be more sustainable, all Book Talk communications occur via email.

* Active DMA membership required to participate in Book Talk. Please email us at with any questions.

2022 Book Talk events:

  • October 30, 2022 - Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, by Sandra Cisneros


Past Book Talk reads include

  • The Muralist, by B. A. Shapiro
  • Aura (English and Spanish edition), by Carlos Fuentes
  • Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland
  • The Music Lesson, by Katherine Weber
  • Photographs Not Taken, edited by Will Steacy
  • The Brilliant History of Color in Art, by Victoria Finlay
  • Cat is Art Spelled Wrong, edited by Caroline Casey, Chris Fischbach, and Sarah Schultz
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann
  • The Art of Publication with Dr. Roslyn A. Walker, DMA curator
  • Visual Shock, by Michael Kammen
  • The Blue Manuscript, by Sabiha Al Khamir
  • The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  • Color: A Natural History of the Palette, by Victoria Finlay
  • The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agileby Steve Martin
  • Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)by Bridget Quinn 
  • With Violets, by Elizabeth Robards
  • The Little Dictionary of Fashion, by Christian Dior
  • It Chooses You, by Miranda July
  • Slade House, by David Mitchell
  • The Ungrateful Refugee, by Dina Nayeri
  • The Inferno, by Dante Alighieri
  • The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton
  • Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, by Nell Irvin Painter
  • Vincent: Art Masters Series, by Barbara Stok
  • Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut's Tomb, by David La Vere
  • The Architect's Apprentice, by Elif Shafak