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A Love for the Beautiful

Book Signing

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Complimentary tour with book purchase
Join author Susan Jaques in the galleries at 6 p.m. for a tour of her favorite works at the Rubin Museum of Art followed by a book signing of her new book, A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums, in the café.

About the Book

Some of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How works by masters like Rembrandt, Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, and O’Keeffe wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. A visit to each of the fifty museums in this book offers an intimate, personal art-viewing experience for both business and leisure travelers.

About the Author

For her debut book, A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums, art and travel writer Susan Jaques crisscrossed the country in search of extraordinary, lesser-known museums. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA’s Graduate School of Management. Susan lives in Los Angeles where she’s a gallery docent at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Praise for:
A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums

“What a wonderful book this is for art lovers of every stripe—a guide to top-tier collections around the United States that are hiding in plain sight. From cowboy art to pre-Columbian, Boucher to Braque, it can all be found at the 50 lesser-known museums that star inA Love for the Beautiful.Susan Jaques’ lively guide will prompt hours of enjoyable browsing—as well as dreams of a cross-country art tour. I’ll start mine at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans.” — Annalyn Swan, Pulitzer prize-winning co-author of de Kooning: An American Master