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Language of Art

Language of Art is DAI’s book club series for adults, young adults, and lifelong learners. An Educator or Curator selects a reading and guides an hour-long discussion that connects the book’s themes to collection artworks or to exhibitions. This program explores a diversity of literary genres and is open to readers of all interests, from book-lovers to newcomers.

Check back often for updates and new session information!

Language of Art: The Monuments MenThe Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel

Session 1 (Zoom): Saturday, July 16, 12-1 p.m.
Session 2 (In Person): Thursday, July 28, 12-1 p.m.
Zoom sessions are free. In person sessions are included in museum general admission (paid at time of program).

Dr. Peter Doebler, Kettering Curator of Asian Art, will explore themes related to the Special Exhibition Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI, through the reading The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel (Center Street ; 2009). Limited copies are available at Dayton Metro Library/Search Ohio, or it is available for purchase from any major book vendor.

Upcoming Sessions:
Are Women People?
Alice Duer Miller
August 18 (Zoom) & 27 (In Person)

The Beauty of Everyday Things
Sōetsu Yanagi
October 6 (Zoom) & 22 (In Person)

Crocodile on the Sandbank
Elizabeth Peters
November 17 (Zoom) & December 3 (In Person)

Please note: Language of Art book selections may be subject to change.

How to Go

Advance registration required for all sessions!

Our Next Sessions
July 16 (Zoom)
July 28 (In Person)

Time
All sessions take place 12-1 p.m.

Cost
Zoom Sessions: Free to members and non-members
In-Person Session: Free to members; included in museum admission for non-members

For more information or to register by phone, call Guest Services, at 937-223-4ART (4278) during regular museum hours.

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