Book Talk

Book Talk 
$50 ($0 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.

Members of Book Talk also recieve these benefits:

  • ​One Book Talk book, chosen by the DMA

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

Mark your calendars with the 2019 Book Talk events:

With Violets by Elizabeth Robards - March 24

Inspired by the relationship between Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet, experience this intimate portrayal of two of the most significant Impressionists through the eyes of Morisot.

The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior - July 14

Do you know what to wear to a wedding? Is leopard print right for you? Learn about these fashion guidelines and more in this charming guide by Christian Dior himself.

It Chooses You by Miranda July – October 6

As a means to work through writer's block, Miranda July embarks on a new project creating portraits of people she meets in the PennySaver.


Past Book Talk reads have included:

  • 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 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 


Do you have an idea for a great read for our next Book Talk? Email us!