Walt Whitman’s Words: A Roundtable Discussion
Where: The Center For Book Arts
28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor
212-481-0295 Price: Free
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This Roundtable Discssuion will focus on the work of three artists represented in the exhibition entitled Walt Whitman’s Words: Inspiring Artists Today. Moderated by Curator Deirdre Lawrence, Sasha Chavchavadze, Anne Gilman and Susan Newmark will discuss how aspects of Whitman’s writings inspired their work with a focus on geography, history and the legacy of his words in art.
2019 is the 200th birthday year of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), who is known today as one of the most influential poets of the nineteenth century. In addition to his work as a poet, Whitman is also remembered as a book designer and printer, essayist and journalist. Calling himself “the Bard of Democracy”, Whitman broke the mold in his prolific writings calling for equality, inclusivity and a more humanist world for all to live in.Buy tickets/get more info now