WHO WE ARE
The Cadiz Community Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community arts center. We are not a collecting museum, but focus on bringing quality art, in all its forms, to the community. Programming includes 8-10 exhibits each year by artists from around the local area, region, and the world representing a broad variety of media and genre. We produce at least one theatrical offering per year, and offer classes and workshops in several disciplines.
JMAM Art Book Club
“Architecture had always been considered the lowest of the arts, and architects were traditionally anonymous: Brunelleschi became the first of the modern era to be publicly celebrated and renowned – and why not? The tricks he used to haul the enormous blocks up to where they belonged were well in advance of anything currently available.”
~ Nicholas Lezard.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6 PM
The book for this quarter is “Brunelleschi’s Dome” by Ross King. The book covers the interesting process, in 1436, of designing and constructing the largest dome ever built and the architect responsible for it. In the process of this construction Brunelleschi designed the first construction crane. The dome is on the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence, Italy. For nearly 450 years it was the largest free standing dome in the world. To this day it is still the largest brick-and-mortar dome in the world. The dome of the US capital is 50 feet smaller in diameter.
The Book Club meets once a quarter in the lobby of the Janice Mason Art Museum and everyone is invited, even if you have not read the book. The book will always be art related and can be fiction or non fiction. The group determines the next book to read and the next meeting date. Make plans to join us. To read a summary of “Brunelleschi’s Dome” click the book cover at left. For a cleaver review of the book click here.