Black Box Book Club

Blue Star Contemporary

January 21, 2016 12:00 pm - January 21, 2016 1:00 pm

The current exhibition on view Gift: An Exquisite Exhibition is inspired by Lewis Hyde’s seminal text, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World.┬áCo-organized by Virginia Rutledge, this exhibition uses Hyde’s thesis of art as an economy of generosity as inspiration. An artwork, from its inception as an idea, to its continuing existence long after the artist’s death, is a gift. A central theme of Hyde’s book, the idea of art as a generous act, inspires this dynamic exhibition encouraging collectors and artists to respond over the course of the show to the previous artworks presented, all representing themes of generosity and giving.

Below are meeting dates and a reading calendar for participants. Books are available for purchase at The Twig, located at the Pearl, for 10% discount off cover price. Lunches are available for purchase on arrival. Please RSVP here or call 210.227.6960.

Book Club Meeting Dates:
January 7 12pm-1pm Discussion of Chapter 1-5
January 21 12pm-1pm Discussion of Chapters 6-8
February 4 12pm-1pm Discussion of Chapters 9-10 and Conclusion