Reading Art Book Club, March 9, 2:30 pm
The Reading Art Book Club meets next on March 9, at 2:30 pm in the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The book club will have an open, group discussion on the book Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession by Craig Childs.
Renowned naturalist Craig Childs explores the paradoxical nature of anthropological excavation amongst the Native American ruins his work is based upon.
To whom does the past belong? Is the archeologist who discovers a lost tomb a sort of hero–or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin it came from, is she a thief? Written in his trademark lyrical style, Craig Childs’s riveting new book is a ghost story — an intense, impassioned investigation into the nature of the past and the things we leave behind. We visit lonesome desert canyons and fancy Fifth Avenue art galleries, journey throughout the Americas, Asia, the past and the present. The result is a brilliant book about man and nature, remnants and memory, a dashing tale of crime and detection.
Reading Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. Join us even if you haven’t read the book! For more information or for details on book selections, contact Stephanie Abdon at 541-2217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum of Art is located at 491 N. Main Street between the Branigan Cultural Center and the Museum of Nature and Science. The exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 575.541.2137 or visit las-cruces.org/museums. If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.