Children's Poetry Day: Poetry and Adventure
Saturday, April 26th – Saturday, April 26th, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Celebrate National Poetry Month with a delightful open house just for kids at the Poetry Foundation Library. In addition to musical adaptations of poems by Adventure Sandwich and screenings of children’s films programmed by the Nightingale, this special weekend event will feature interactive activities including a scavenger hunt and a chance to explore the world of visual surprise through art making with staff from the Art Institute of Chicago’s museum education department. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Whole Foods.
The event is best suited to children aged 13 and under. Please note that the Poetry Foundation will be open only to children and their parents or guardians during this event.
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 Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.