THE WEEK AT RIVERSIDE
July 09, 2010
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~John Lubbock
For my daughter's ninth birthday, I told her I had a big surprise for her. She was so excited, but when we arrived at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, her face fell. She sulked the whole time and when we sat down for lunch in the Courtyard, she said, "I hate art." My immediate response was, "Art who?" She didn't laugh.
She is now an adult and has children of her own. Though I can't say she has dramatically changed to "I love art", (her husband's name is Larry), she has gained some appreciation for the fine arts.
Art does matter. Expand your world. Dive in and check out some of our wonderful books on art. Also, check out the Arts and Entertainment database.
Riverside Book Club meets every second Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. Everyone is welcome.
Our choice for August 10th is The Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. This is a story about art and human experience. A professor has a painting he has kept secret for decades and swears it is a Vermeer. He invites a colleague to his home to view the painting and the mystery is--why has he hidden this important work for so long?Tags: databases, online resources, book clubs, art