Join in the Smart Museum of Art’s virtual book club, Smart Reads!
Smart Reads aims to foster care within our community during an unprecedented time of collective social anxiety and separation. Over the next year, we invite you to delve into books surrounding love, art, culture, politics, relationships, and more. Each book selection features a series of small group conversations hosted by Dorian H. Nash, along with guest facilitators.
FREE. To help build a community of participants, capacity is limited and advanced registration is required.
Smart Reads is presented by the Smart Museum of Art in collaboration with Seminary Co-op Bookstores.
Summer 2021 book selection
Join us for the June edition of Smart Reads as we reflect on The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Fred Moten. This program is presented in conjunction with Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40.
- Part I : Thursday, June 17, 6 pm
- Part II: Thursday, April 24, 6 pm
Spring 2021 book selection
Love is the Way
In our April Smart Reads selection, Love is the Way, Bishop Michael Curry offers an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. We invite you to read along with us and engage in two thought-provoking conversations with host Dorian H. Nash.
- Part I : Thursday, April 15, 6 pm
- Part II: Thursday, April 22, 6 pm
Winter 2021 book selection
The Four Agreements
In our first selection of 2021, The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. We invite you to read along with us and engage in two thought-provoking conversations with host Dorian H. Nash.
- Part I : Thursday, February 18, 6 pm
- Part II: Thursday, February 25, 6 pm
Fall 2020 book selection
All About Love
Our first selection, All About Love is by feminist icon bell hooks. We invite you to read along with us and engage in three thought-provoking conversations with host Dorian H. Nash and special guest facilitator, Erika Dudley.
- Part I : Thursday, November 5, 5 pm
- Part II: Thursday, November 12, 5 pm
- Part III: Thursday, November 19, 5 pm
Stay tuned for our next Smart Reads book selection!