Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Set in the years leading up to World War II The Museum Guard: A Novel follows the story of DeFoe Russet, an orphan following in his uncle’s footsteps as museum security. Upon meeting Imogen, the lovely keeper of the Jewish Cemetary, DeFoe’s quiet museum life takes an abrupt turn as subjects of the artwork take on new meaning. The theft of a major painting throws Imogen and DeFoe’s relationship into uncertainty. The two must navigate unfamiliar social territory in an environment changing quickly with the rise of the Nazi party. This fast-paced novel is the second book in Howard Norman’s trilogy.
As part of our Summer Days Nasher Nights series, Associate Curator of Education Jessica Ruhle will lead the discussion on this novel.
Discussions of The Museum Guard will be on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 AM and repeated on Sunday, June 22 at 2 PM.
Visitors are encouraged to read the book prior to the discussions. The Museum Guard: A Novel is available for purchase in the Nasher Museum Store.
All summer, enjoy Summer Days Nasher Nights featuring “Live and Local” music, guest chefs in the café, book discussions, movie nights, wine tastings and more, every Thursday evening and occasional Sunday afternoons.
Museum admission is free to all on Thursday evenings after 5 PM. Nasher Museum members enjoy free admission at all times and a 10% discount in the Nasher Museum Café and Museum Store. Complete Summer Days Nasher Nights schedule.