FIA book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections. The first meeting for each book sets the stage by exploring artists and artwork related to the selected book. Two weeks later, the book is discussed. These free programs are offered on Wednesdays at 1:30p in Isabel Hall.

Almost Nothing

Almost Nothing: Art & Life of Józef Czapski 

By Eric Karpeles

Part 1: Art History Presentation
September 18  •  1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion
October 2  •  1:30p

Isabel Hall 

A compelling biography of the Polish painter and writer Józef Czapski that takes readers to Paris in the Roaring Twenties, to the front lines during WWII, and into the late 20th-century art world.

The Shadow Catcher

The Shadow Catcher 

By Marianne Wiggins 

Part 1: Art History Presentation
October 23  •  1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion
November 6  •  1:30p

Isabel Hall 

The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras: the first fraught passion between turn-of-the-twentieth-century icon Edward Curtis (1868-1952) and his muse-wife, Clara; and a twenty-first-century journey of redemption.