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Vintage Poetry Center Posters

May 5th, 2016 – Jun 24th, 2016

In the sixties and seventies, visual art students at the University of Arizona collaborated with the University of Arizona Poetry Center to create silkscreened publicity posters for Poetry Center readings. These colorful, exuberant works are emblematic of the times as well as the legendary poets whose visits they commemorate—among them Ai, Elizabeth Bishop, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, and Gary Snyder. Originally posted as flyers on notice boards and in high school classrooms, they are now extremely scarce. In collaboration with the Poetry Center, the Poetry Foundation displays these iconic works outside Tucson, Arizona, for the first time.


Exhibit Hours 

Monday — Friday, 11 AM — 4 PM

Saturday, May 14, 10 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday, May 17, 4 PM – 7 PM

Upcoming Exhibitions

Neha Vedpathak
Neha Vedpathak plucking handmade Japanese paper.

Bhaba by Neha Vedpathak

July 11, 2016 – September 15, 2016
A virtual dialogue between the artist and the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kay Ryan, Bhaba is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes a large-scale paper work, an installation of handmade “stones,” and a mixed-media garland. Vedpathak’s “plucking” technique, with which she separates the fibers of handmade Japanese paper using a tiny pin, results in an immense, floating wall of paper that resembles a lace fabric. Her “stone” sculptures, created from Arizona sand and plant sap, blur the lines between the natural and the manmade.

Exhibit Hours 

Monday — Friday, 11 AM — 4 PM

Past Exhibits

  1. Bernadette Mayer: Memory
    Mar 3rd, 2016 – Apr 27th, 2016
  2. Volatile! A Poetry and Scent Exhibition
    Dec 11th, 2015 – Feb 19th, 2016
  3. Dianna Frid and Cecilia Vicuña: A Textile Exhibition
    Sep 4th, 2015 – Nov 30th, 2015
  4. Cheryl Pope Just Yell : From Within
    Jun 11th, 2015 – Aug 28th, 2015

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