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Current Exhibition
April 1, 2018 – May 30, 2018

Elizabeth Kray (1916–1987) was a visionary arts administrator and imaginative inventor of poetry programs and initiatives. Before founding Poets House, the poetry library and literary center located in New York...

Past Exhibitions
  • 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...

  • 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