Popular tours by Docents of The Mint Museum bring Mint’s collection to bibliophiles

Docents of The Mint Museum are launching a third Art of Reading tour, now incorporating The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Kingsolver brings to life the Mexico of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. Set partially in 1940s Asheville, it is a powerful tale of the forces that shape national as well as personal identities.

Tours will highlight objects in the collection at Mint Museum Randolph illustrating the multiple cultures and historic periods Kingsolver deftly weaves together.

Previously launched tours are also available featuring Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. They are available for private reservation for book clubs or other groups, and occasional public tours are listed at mintmuseum.org/happenings. See mintmuseum.org/visit/group-tours/ for more information.

Members of the media and special guests are invited to experience the latest Art of Reading tour at Mint Museum Randolph on March 8 from 10-11 a.m. RSVP to aross72@carolina.rr.com to attend.

Attendees of the March 8 preview will also have the opportunity to receive new details about the highly anticipated upcoming exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta , set to open at Mint Museum Randolph in late April and remain on view through July 29.