Join FAC Staff for Art Book Club. Every book includes a group discussion. Cost of ABC is $8 for nonmembers and FREE for members (not including book). Bring a sack lunch.

Art Book Club 2019 Discussion Dates and Books

 The Goldfinch: A Novel Donna Tartt

Inspired by Carel Fabritius’ painting The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt has hooked millions of people around the world with almost 800 pages of brilliance.

Centered around an orphaned New Yorker, Theo, The Goldfinch painting is what captivates and draws him into the underworld of art during life as a young teenager who's struggling to come to terms with the tragic loss of his mother. As an adult, Theo’s life unfolds into a dark, complex and mysterious love story as he continues to struggle with loss, identity and survival.

Won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2014) and is due to be released as a movie in 2019.

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ noon

The Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier turns the mystery and wonder of the masterpiece into historical fiction about “The Girl” -  Griet – when she’s hired as a servant in the Delft household, with Vermeer as her Master. Just 16 at the time, Griet is swept up into an intimate relationship, eventually being hired as a model and sitting for Vermeer in this exquisite painting.

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ noon

Anna Schoen