Northwestern University

Mar
31
Fri 6:00 PM

Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden

When: Friday, March 31, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to All

Contact: Lindsay Bosch   1.847.467.4602

Group: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

Borrowing from Romare Bearden’s aesthetic palette and inspired by his Odysseus series, Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books) gathers, for the first time, poems from 35 of the most revered African diaspora poets in the United States.

Join award-winning editors and contributors Kwame Dawes, Matthew Shenoda, Chris Abani, and more for a reading and discussion of Romare Bearden’s power and influence in the contemporary artistic world. Book signing to follow.

This program is organized by Northwestern University Press.

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