Miami Art Museum book club sparks thought

May 21, 2013 by  

Later this month, the Miami Art Museum (MAM) book club will be discussing ‘After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History’ by Arthur Danto, the mind-stimulating read about the history of icons and important images before 1400 A.D.

Danto starts the book with a discussion of Hans Belting — a Renaissance artist and German art historian — and his book ‘The Image Before the End of Art’. Though this surely provides insight, much discussion is to be had on the ideology and imagery presented by both books.

The book, and with it probably the discussion group, then moves on to discuss abstract artists such as Andy Warhol, which is sure to spark passion in many attendees. Danto raises the question of what an artist must do to create art versus to simply create, as well as the issue of whether anything can be considered art of whether true art works are actually few and far between. While no conclusion is likely to be had among a group of intellectual book enthusiasts, fascinating revelations are an inevitability.

MAM is located just eight miles from Hialeah and presents a chance for opportunistic local artists and businesses to get their name in the public eye. Working with local stationery printers is the perfect approach, as visitors are sure to take interest in quality materials.

The discussion is on May 28, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at. The Coral Gables Art Cinema, located at 265 Aragon Ave, is its location.