Ah, how often I wish I were a full-time freelance writer and could spend afternoons at museums. The National Gallery is holding Food for Thought seminar-style lunches, in which participants bring a lunch or buy one at the café, and discuss art history readings. After lunch, there is a gallery tour of relevant art.
First up is Henri Matisse, Notes of a Painter, on March 10 and 24, from 12-2 p.m. The reading is Henri Matisse, Notes of a Painter, from Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critic.
So Strange and Far Removed: The Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1919–1929, is on April 9 and 23 from 12-2 p.m. The reading is O'Keeffe's letters, which have been reprinted in Georgia O'Keeffe, Art and Letters.
Registration is required, and you can do so here.
Henri Matisse, Open Window, Collioure, 1905, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney