What is art? Noted New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman takes it on in his book The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa. His wide and inclusive definition of “art” goes far beyond the walls of the museum. Supported by both quirky anecdotes and scholarly wisdom, his thesis provides plenty of food for thought as well as an enticing springboard for discussion. Books are available in the Walker Shop and at the Minneapolis Public Library (www.mplib.org). Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.
The Artist’s Bookshelf: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa by Michael Kimmelman
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