No need to wait until 2012 for the new Miami Art Museum building to be completed; MAM has a ton of diverse programming for the intellectually starved local. Besides its JAM@MAM parties and the Morning Lecture Series, the museum also hosts an art book discussion group at Books & Books in Coral Gables. This Tuesday, the group will delve into Thomas Crows 2005 tome, The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent. A professor of art history at the University of Southern California, Crow wrote this influential study of that sexiest of decades in 1996, and the book has gone on to become the definitive interpretation of how 60s artists such as Warhol and Twombly fit in with the contemporary social, cultural, and intellectual movements.
Purchase the book in advance at Books & Books for 20 percent off, or show up ignorant and mooch off the other brains at work. Just dont be the douchebag who hasnt read the book yet finds a way to dominate the discussion nonetheless.
Tue., May 26, 6:30 p.m., 2009