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Cost: $8 ($5 VMFA members)

VMFA Book Club: What the Body Remembers

Thu, Jun 30, 5:30–7 pm

New Location: Founders Conference Room

Set in India in the first half of the 20th century, this novel tells the tale of two Sikh women who are both married to the same man. Satya has been a loyal companion to her husband, so it is difficult when he takes the younger Roop as a second wife. As the women navigate their relationship, their husband navigates the partitioning that led to the creation of Pakistan and India. With so much political upheaval, where will the Sikh community fit in?

Using books about artists or works of art currently on view at VMFA to pique curiosity and open discussions, VMFA Book Club explores these specific works of art as well as the setting and period surrounding the art. Reading the book is helpful but not required. The VMFA Shop stocks a limited supply of each book.