Art by the Book

Read into art! We select a novel to help you connect on a literary level with the Museum’s collections. Discussion guides for each novel are available below to help your book club make connections between literary works and the visual arts. You can either join us for a discussion led by Great Books Institute, or use the guide on your own and schedule a docent-led tour to help you lead your book club meeting at the Museum. Either way, it’s sure to be a page turner.

Discussion Guide – One Hundred Years of Solitude
Character List – One Hundred Years of Solitude

 

Step 1: Read!

Step 2: Go through the guide and write down questions and themes that interest you.

Step 3: Reserve a docent-led tour at the San Antonio Museum of Art (see below).

Step 4: Sign up for a highlight event that brings together various book groups and individuals to share insights and findings. This special event features an open seminar discussion, staff-led tour, and refreshments.

 

Check dates and times at samuseum.org/calendar.

If you don’t have a book group, you can use this guide as a starting point to explore the galleries

 

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For book clubs and other groups of six or more confirmed participants, docent-led tours related to the novel are available upon request ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Please note, art works included in the guide may not always be on view.