Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Muse: Art and Poetry Exhibitions

Four noteworthy exhibitions that join art to poetry are on view this fall.

★ "Pegasus & Mermaids", through December 16 at the Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. The group exhibition features depictions of mythical creatures by 16 Poetry magazine cover artists. The artists are Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carre, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger. Visit the exhibition Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Poetry Foundation on FaceBook and Twitter

★ "Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass", October 22, 2016 - March 20, 2017, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino California. In addition to 25 photographs that the renowned photographer made for a 1942 Limited Editions Book Club edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the exhibition includes a number of original Whitman items from The Huntington's holdings, including a sampling of Whitman's draft pages and handwritten corrections on printed proofs. (Read the press release for more information about the exhibition.)

The Huntington on FaceBook and Twitter

✭ "Three-Mile Radius", through October 22, 2016, Springville Museum of Art ~ The inspirations for this exhibition, which features the art of Jacqui Larsen and the poetry of her husband, Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen, are the people, places, and things of Springville, all found within a three-mile radius of Jacqui Larsen's studio.

Jacqui Larsen, Neighborhood Watch: Dog, 2015
Oil, Acrylic, and Collage on Panel
19" x 19"

Three-Mile Radius at Jaqui Larsen Website

Jacqui Larsen on FaceBook and Instagram

Springville Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter

★ "American Stanzas: 2006-2016", October 28, 2016 - February 18, 2017, at Poets House, New York City. Free and open to the public, the exhibition features selections of photography and mixed-media works by poet, photographer, and visual artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths. For a related event on November 3, at 7:00 p.m., Griffiths is host to poets Mahogany Browne, Aracelis Girmay, Rickey Laurentiis, Angel Nafis, Morgan Parker, and Iain Haley Pollock, who will read from their work.

Additional Information About "American Stanzas"

Poets House on FaceBook

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