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.

Fake Like Me

By Barbara Bourland

Part 1: Art History Presentation

Sept 22 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

Oct 6 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall 

After a fire decimates her studio, including the seven billboard-size paintings for her next show, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in three months - or ruin her fledgling career.

Books are available in the Museum Shop.


The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

By Charlie Mackesy

Part 1: Art History Presentation

Nov 17 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

Dec 1 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse tells the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love.


Books are available in the Museum Shop.

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens

Part 1: Art History Presentation

Jan 19 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

Feb 2 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall 

Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Books are available in the Museum Shop.

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

By Delia Owens

Part 1: Art History Presentation

Mar 23 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

Apr 6 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall 

In a beautifully produced anthology as befits such a collection of acclaimed authors, each story is illustrated with a quality full-color reproduction of the painting that inspired it.

Books are available in the Museum Shop.

Cat is Art Spelled Wrong

By Caroline Casey

Part 1: Art History Presentation

May 11 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

May 25 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall 

Fifteen writers, all addressing not just our fascination with cat videos, but also how we decide what is good or bad art, or art at all; how taste develops, how that can change, and why we love or hate something. It's about people and technology and just what it is about cats that makes them the internet's cutest despots.

Books are available in the Museum Shop.