Art of Reading Tour: The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson’s 2011 book, The Warmth of Other Suns, follows three individuals, representative of the six million Black Southerners who participated in the Great Migration to northern or western destinations.   These millions of people left harsh, dangerous, and potentially fatal conditions in the south with the hope of a better life.  The Wall Street Journal’s review of the work states, “Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath…”   After a discussion of the book, take a docent-led tour of selected works that enhance this work.

November 18, 2020 
Mint Museum Uptown | 6:00–7:30 PM
Free for Mint Members

Registration link coming soon.


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

CANCELED: Art of Reading Tour: The Warmth of Other Suns

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been canceled. Please check our page dedicated to updates on COVID-19.

Isabel Wilkerson’s 2011 book, The Warmth of Other Suns, follows three individuals, representative of the six million Black Southerners who participated in the Great Migration to northern or western destinations.   These millions of people left harsh, dangerous, and potentially fatal conditions in the south with the hope of a better life.  The Wall Street Journal’s review of the work states, “Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath…”   After a discussion of the book, take a docent-led tour of selected works that enhance this work.

April 15, 2020 
Mint Museum Uptown | 6:00–7:30 PM
Free for Mint Members

Register Here

This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

The Art of Reading Tour: The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson’s 2011 book, The Warmth of Other Suns, follows three individuals, representative of the six million Black Southerners who participated in the Great Migration to northern or western destinations.   These millions of people left harsh, dangerous, and potentially fatal conditions in the south with the hope of a better life.  The Wall Street Journal’s review of the work states, “Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath…”   After a discussion of the book, take a docent-led tour of selected works that enhance this work.

March 1, 2020
Mint Museum Uptown | 2–3:30 PM
Free for Mint Members

Register Here

This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

Art of Reading Tour: The Warmth of Other Suns

Isabel Wilkerson’s 2011 book, The Warmth of Other Suns, follows three individuals, representative of the six million Black Southerners who participated in the Great Migration to northern or western destinations.   These millions of people left harsh, dangerous, and potentially fatal conditions in the south with the hope of a better life.  The Wall Street Journal’s review of the work states, “Ms. Wilkerson does for the Great Migration what John Steinbeck did for the Okies in his fiction masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath…”   After a discussion of the book, take a docent-led tour of selected works that enhance this work.

January 19, 2020
Mint Museum Uptown | 2–3:30 PM
Free event after paid admission to the museum

Register Here

This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

The Warmth of Other Suns: A Migration through the Galleries

Please Note: Isabel Wilkerson will not be onsite during the event.

 

Join five Mint docents and five local poets as they migrate through the uptown galleries, responding to works of art related to The Great Migration from the South referenced in The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.

Friday, October 11
Mint Museum Uptown | 6:30 – 8 PM
Free for Mint Members

 


This event is located at Mint Museum Uptown


 

Top Five Reasons to Take an Art of Reading Public Tour at Mint Museum Randolph

Top Five Reasons to Take an Art of Reading Public Tour at Mint Museum Randolph

1. Meet Fellow Bibliophiles.
The only thing better than reading a book you love is the opportunity to discuss it with others. Art of Reading public tours give you a chance to explore characters and analyze plot turns. The discussion is followed by a visit to the galleries to view art works that connect to the book.


2. The Sunday Afternoon Tours are Less Expensive than Panther Game Tickets.
Public tours take place on selected Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm and Sundays, 2-3:30 pm. During football season, it’s an alternative activity for a Sunday afternoon. Off season, it’s a great way to spend selected Sundays. [And remember Wednesday evening options too: admission to the museum is free after 5:00.]


3. It’s a New Way to View Mint Art. Just Imagine:
Mr. Darcy holding that Derby Porcelain coffee cup and saucer in the Portals to the Past Exhibition (Pride and Prejudice). Or, Frida Kahlo wearing a distinctive necklace similar to the jadeite one in the Ancient American Galleries (The Lacuna). Or, Tree-ear admiring the 12th Century Korean porcelain bowls in the Wares of the World Exhibition (A Single Shard). Or, Sarah Grimke learning plantation social customs by using the Staffordshire miniature tea and coffee service in the Portals to the Past Exhibition (The Invention of Wings).


4. Tours are Free.
Free to museum members; free after admission for non-members.


5. There’s A Tour for All Interests.
Choose from four current book tours: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen); The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd); The Lacuna (Barbara Kingsolver); or A Single Shard (Linda Sue Park).


More information on group tours can be found here.
A fifth tour for Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns will launch at Mint Museum Uptown April 2019.

Michele Allen and Alice Ross, Docents and Members, Public Tours Task Force