Museum Reads: An Art Themed Book Group

Curl up with this month's book selection and then join in the conversation.

March 18, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtually on Zoom

House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo, by Allison Levy

Welcome to Museum Reads, the Newport Art Museum’s Art-Themed book group for adults. It’s the same beloved Read/Eat/Chat book group format, with a fresh name. Join us!

House of Secrets tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated facade. The story begins in the fifteenth century and continues to the present, when the author, an art historian, serendipitously discovers a room for let in the palazzo, landing her in the vortex of history. This scholarly thriller takes us on a tour of the palazzo, the city of Florence and the lives and drama of the people who lived there.

We are pleased to announce that author Allison Levy will join our conversation.



This month’s Museum Reads will be delivered virtually on Zoom. Link will be sent directly to registrants, so be sure to register in advance!


Allison Levy is Digital Scholarship Editor at Brown University. An art historian educated at Bryn Mawr College, she has held teaching appointments at University College London, Wheaton College, and Tulane University. Allison has published widely on early modern Italy and Europe and serves as General Editor of the Amsterdam University Press book series Visual and Material Culture, 1300–1700. Her research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, the Getty Research Institute, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among others.

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General Admission $5

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