“Dasal reveals in this entertaining survey the weird, wacky and unbelievable backstories of some of the world’s greatest artists and most famous works of art … Both art aficionados and novices will find something to appreciate in this offbeat and informative outing.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly
Desal will also join us for a live author talk at the end of the reading period so we can ask her all of the quirky art history questions our collective mind thinks of as we read her book. The event will be held virtually on March 3, 2022 at 1 p.m. Register now.
Dasal is the associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she has been employed since 2008. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame as well as a BA in art history from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed PhD coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research expertise includes contemporary art with a particular interest in women artists and Asian art.
Dasal also hosts the “ArtCurious Podcast,” a bi-weekly show exposing the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. Art history is full of fascinating stories — and Dasal wants to share them to a broad audience of art lovers and art novices alike.
Our reading period for Artcurious begins in January and runs through March.
Suggested Reading Schedule:
- January 20: Chapters 1-3
- January 27: Chapters 4-5
- February 3: Chapters 6-8
- February 17: Chapters 9-10
- March 3: Finish reading the book and then visit our community forum to discuss final impressions and reflections.
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