Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Thomas Hoving


Meeting: June 22 @ 6-7:30 PM


Wine Selection: Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza


Summary: Thomas Hoving was appointed Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967. During his decade-long tenure, he transformed the museum the world-class institution – and moneymaker – it is today, influencing the whole industry in the process.  


Making the Mummies Dance was a best seller when it came out in 1993, and for good reason—this is no stuffy tale of boardrooms and civic planning. It’s a great example of what might be called the institutional memoir: an insider’s look into the workings of a world, with just enough personal pettiness, score-settling, self-justification, and grandiosity to make it juicy.


Wine: Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza is a red wine from the renowned Rioja wine region in Spain.  Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Crianza typically exhibits a deep red color and offers a balanced combination of fruit, oak, and spice flavors. It often showcases notes of red berries, cherries, vanilla, tobacco, and hints of earthiness.  


About Art Book Club: We meet monthly at Kelly-McKenna Gallery to discuss all topics art, art history, and design. 

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