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Saturday, November 13, 2021
10:00 a.m.–noon PT


Join fellow book lovers for a virtual Art of Reading Book Club featuring The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro. It’s the summer of 1922 and 19-year-old Paulien Mertens gets caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates—including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom she becomes romantically entwined. As she travels internationally, her life becomes exceedingly complicated—her estranged lover returns and she’s arrested for murder. B. A. Shapiro has made the historical art thriller her own. In The Collector’s Apprentice, she gives us an unforgettable tale about the lengths to which people will go for their obsession, whether it be art, money, love, or vengeance.

Engage in lively conversation about the book via Zoom and enjoy a virtual tour of complementary works of art on view at the Museum.

Please reserve your spot by Wednesday, November 10, by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place.

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Free for members | $20 for nonmembers

The Art of Reading Book Club pick The Collector’s Apprentice by B. A. Shapiro is available for purchase from the Museum Store. Buy now.


November 13, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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