Everything you need to understand or teach Still Lives by Maria Hummel.
Still Lives is a mystery novel by Maria Hummel. The story follows Maggie Richter, a staff member at a modern art museum in Los Angeles. When Kim Lord, a well-known artist scheduled to have a high-profile exhibition at the museum, goes missing, Maggie decides to investigate. Over the course of the investigation, Maggie must navigate the LA art world and confront some of her deepest personal issues. The novel explores themes of art, mass media, love, and perception.