Read & Explore: Art and Gardens Book Group

  • 5:00 PM2:30 PM

    Past Event

For our summer quarterly book group we’ll discuss Pulitzer Prizewinning author Sebastian Smee’s The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art. This unique approach to art history explores the story of four pairs of artists: Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, and Freud and Bacon. Amber Oudsema, Curator of Arts Education, will join us to discuss the influences of historical events on Modernist art as well as the particular styles of these artists. We hope you’ll join us for what should be a fun and enlightening afternoon of conversation.

Reservations required. Limited to 20 guests. RSVP to or call 616-975-3144.

  • Fee Information: Included with admission
Picture of book by Sebastian Smee