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DEC 16 SUN
December 16 2012, 02:00pm
Public Engagement
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Libros Schmibros Book Club

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Libros Schmibros Book Club

Libros Schmibros is back at the Hammer with a monthly book club led by co-directors David Kipen and Colleen Jaurretche. This convening will focus on a book relating to the museum’s exhibition A Strange Magic: Gustave Moreau’s Salome.

Called by Oscar Wilde the "strangest book...a novel without a plot [with] metaphors as monstrous as orchids" JK Huysmans’s A Rebours/Against Nature epitomized the appetite for decadence during the fin-de-siecle, and pointed the way to Gothic strangeness everywhere from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Patrick Suskind's Perfume. (Oxford Classics edition)

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Part of the curatorial department, the Public Engagement program collaborates with artists to develop and present works that create an exchange among the artist, the museum, and the visitor. Enacted both inside and outside the galleries, Public Engagement projects range from re-envisioned security guard uniforms to library and orchestra residencies. Public Engagement was established in 2009 thanks to a James Irvine Foundation Arts Innovation Fund grant.

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