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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

Upcoming Exhibitions

Neha Vedpathak
Neha Vedpathak plucking handmade Japanese paper.

Neha Vedpathak

July 11, 2016 – August 31, 2016
Neha Vedpathak presents a site-responsive installation at the Poetry Foundation. Vedpathak is a multidisciplinary artist who employs a technique called plucking, in which she separates the fibers of Japanese handmade paper with a tiny pushpin. She will use the resultant paper, resembling a lace fabric, in creating this work. Vedpathak’s practice is fundamentally linked to a deeper understanding of her materials and processes that are innovative, ritualistic, and repetitive. For her, the unsaid says the most, making each expression imperative.

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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