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Current Exhibition
January 10, 2018 – March 28, 2018

This exhibition highlights the work and life of poet and artist Ava Kadishson Schieber. Kadishson Schieber was born Jewish in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in 1926 and survived the Shoah in...

Upcoming Exhibitions
Past Exhibitions
  • October 5, 2017 – December 22, 2017

    For this exhibition, Chicago poets, artists, and organizing communities were invited to contribute signs of resistance:  posters, banners, and other ephemera of direct action...

  • September 5, 2017 – September 22, 2017

    In celebration of the hundredth birthday of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917 – 2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first Black winner of the Pulitzer...

  • June 16, 2017 – August 25, 2017

    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...

    Sketch of Gwendolyn Brooks
  • January 12, 2017 – May 26, 2017

    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