[ONLINE EVENT] Crow Museum and DMA – Summer Book Club 2020
Thursday, August 13 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas and the Dallas Museum of Art Arts & Letters Live are teaming up to offer Summer Book Club 2020. Shared virtually, readers are invited to read together this summer and gather each month via Microsoft Teams video conference. Join for commentary, connection, and togetherness, as well as the joy of reading.
The August program will be co-led by Amy Lewis Hofland, Senior Director, Crow Museum of Asian Art at UTD and Carolyn Bess, Director, Arts & Letters Live, DMA. The book of discussion will be Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, who is a best-selling Japanese author and whose works have earned him the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the Franz Kafka Award, among many honors.
The book’s synopsis according to The Times Literary Supplement: “When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he secludes himself in the mountain home of a world famous artist. One day, the young painter hears a noise from the attic, and upon investigation, he discovers a previously unseen painting. By unearthing this hidden work of art, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances; and to close it, he must undertake a perilous journey into a netherworld that only Murakami could conjure. The complex landscape that Murakami assembles in Killing Commendatore is a word portrait of the artist’s inner life.”