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Museum of Art Reading Art Book Club to Meet Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

“Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo,” by Gregory Curtis, will be focus of the May meeting of the Museum of Art Reading Art Book Club, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St.

Reading Art Book Club meetings are free and open to the public. People are encouraged to attend monthly meetings, even if they haven’t read the book. For information, or for details on book selections, contact Joy Miller at 575/541-2221 or

“Disarmed: The Story of the Venus de Milo” is set in the spring of 1820, on the Aegean island of Melos, where a farmer unexpectedly unearthed the statue that would come to be known as the Venus de Milo. The story examines the excitement surrounding the sculpture’s discovery, the battle for its possession, the disputes over its authenticity, and its ultimate mystique and legacy.

The Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 575/541-2137, or visit