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Current Exhibition

This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry...

Upcoming Exhibitions
  • Chicago poets, artists, and organizing communities are invited to contribute signs of resistance for an exhibition in response to social unrest. The Poetry Foundation,...

Past Exhibitions
  • This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s....

    Photograph by Jun Fujita of fractured tree stumps in sandy environment. Black and white photo
  • A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana...

    Gallery space of Pegasus and Mermaids installation, featuring large portraits of winged horses and mermaids.
  • 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...

    Abstract photograph of yellow coral material casting a shadow on a white surface.
  • In the sixties and seventies, visual art students at the University of Arizona collaborated with the University of Arizona Poetry Center to create silkscreened...

    Installation of several framed vintage posters hanging on a white gallery wall.