Chazen Museum of Art

Event

Bridge Poetry Series | In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura

March 30, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Chazen Auditorium

Invited Wisconsin poets will read original poems inspired by In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura

The Bridge Poetry Series highlights an esteemed literary tradition: poetry inspired by art. This series establishes a unique opportunity for Wisconsin poets to write and read ekphrastic poems. In the second century AD, ekphrasis (description) was a rhetorical exercise of creating mental images with words, and it frequently began with a description of artworks.

Madison poet Katrin Talbot, is currently organizing the Bridge Poetry Series in collaboration with the Chazen Museum of Art. This series creates a venue for poetry in Madison which highlights ekphrastic poetry, or poetry about works of art. This reading is part of a semi-annual program of poetry about art. Twice yearly, about a dozen Wisconsin poets are invited to write poems inspired by works in one of the museum’s temporary exhibitions, directly linking art and poetry.

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