Current ExhibtionWalt Whitman & the Art of the Book: Contemporary Visions
On View Friday, June 12 - Saturday, September 19
The Brooklyn Museum Library presents an installation of artists’ books, inspired by Walt Whitman to commemorate Poets House’s 20th annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. Whitman, that peripatetic poet and New York native, celebrated both the “tall masts of Manhatta” and the “beautiful hills of Brooklyn,” prefiguring the stone and iron that links these two boroughs today. The works selected reinterpret Walt Whitman’s visionary poetics...View the full exhibition information.
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Poets House Art Exhibition Program Supports Its Poetic EndeavorsPoets House exhibitions focus on both the physical and visual manifestation of poetry as well as works by visual artists that correspond to the poetic impulse. From individual works of art — including an original light-reflecting mobile by Alexander Calder and paintings by E. E. Cummings and Philip Guston — to full exhibits that highlight original manuscripts, drafts of poems, correspondence, photographs, drawings, prints, paintings, books, and ephemera, Poets House is dedicated to both poetry and to the art of poetry.
A master list of all Poets House programs held from 1986 to the present can be found here.