Last Thursday I met a friend at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for a book tour. These are free tours that they provide every Thursday night (although never go on the third Thursday…..) in which the docents pick whatever pieces they want to illustrate some aspect of the chosen book. This month the book is The Great Reckoning by Louise Penny. As one of my favorite authors, I didn’t want to miss this one.
My friend and I are always curious to see what the docents come up with. There are no required choices and I discovered a couple of years ago (long story about going twice in one month with different friends) that each docent chooses their own artwork to spotlight. So you never know exactly what you’re going to get. On Thursday it was all modern artwork and even after the docent explained her reasoning for choosing a couple of the pieces, my friend and I were still a little mystified. This isn’t a problem, as no matter what the reasoning, we’re getting to see art and talk about books. Hard to go wrong there.
Next month the book is The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg. I’ve heard of the author but not the title. I have it requested from the library; hopefully I’ll get it in time.
What book would you like the Institute to add to the tour list? And if you had to choose a piece of art to go with it?