Book Club


Open to OMA members, the Book Club gathers together each month to share their interests in art, the lives of artists who populate the pages of art history, and their love of a good story—you can too! Read along with OMA’s Book Club using the reading list below. 

Current Reading List

 OMA Book Club’s reading list is always evolving with the aim to further members’ understanding of artists and various art forms through literature. Selected books are art-related and, whenever possible, chosen to complement current OMA exhibitions.

2022 Winter Theme: Photography



2021 Winter Theme: California Art


2021 Spring Theme: Women Artists


2021 Summer Theme: Landscape Artists


2021 Fall Theme: Museum Stories


2020 Winter Theme: Art Crime  


“This book surprised me.  It tells the story of audacious 20th-century con man John Drewe and the people who were drawn into his web of deceit. It will keep you turning the pages…just like a crime thriller novel but without the blood”
—Teri Ellis, OMA Book Club member

“Matthew Hart’s The Irish Game is the well-told story of the theft of famous paintings from Russborough House in Ireland in 1986 and the quest to find and return the valuable objects safely to their owners. Readers will follow the convoluted journeys of the stolen paintings, including works by Goya, Rubens, and Vermeer, as depicted through the personalities and actions of the thieves and the many investigators who worked tirelessly to protect and return the irreplaceable paintings.”
—Beverly Walsh, OMA Book Club member

2020 Spring Theme: Fiber Arts


2020 Summer Theme:  Sculpture


2020 Fall Theme: Portraiture





Book Club meetings are currently being held via Zoom. There are places available in the Morning Discussion Group and the Evening Discussion Group. If you are interested, please contact us at


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