Museum Invitational: Join me April 19th at the San Jose Museum of Art, 6:30pm

Next Thursday evening, April 19, 6:30 PM, the San Jose Museum of Art’s monthly third Thursday open evenings continues. Activities include a special advance screening of the Peabody Award-winning documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century and an art-inspired poetry event. At 5:15 PM, the Museum will screen Episode 1: Change, which features artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie.

At 6:30 PM
, the Museum will present its third annual Poetry Invitational in collaboration with Poetry Center San Jose. I will be hosting ten Bay Area poets who have written poems inspired by the art currently on view at the museum. They will read their poems in the lobby. Both programs are included with Museum admission of $5 after 5 PM (free to Museum members). The galleries, Café, and Museum Store will be open until 8 pm.

Participating poets will be: David Denny, Rachelle Escamilla, Mari L’Esperance, Samantha Lê, Mark Heinlein, Samuel Maio, Neli Moody, Tommy Mouton, Nils Peterson, and C.J. Sage.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Sally Ashton
Clara County Poet Laureate



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3 responses to “Museum Invitational: Join me April 19th at the San Jose Museum of Art, 6:30pm

  1. Kelly Cressio-Moeller

    Love ekphrastic poems. The 2 previous museum events were quite wonderful. Congratulations to the ten lucky invitees!

  2. Good to see some former readers and a new batch of poets combine to make up what is sure to be a most enjoyable evening.

  3. Parthenia M. HIcks, Poet Laureate Los Gatos

    Can’t wait! Look forward to hearing the new voices and also to hearing some of my fav regulars. Fantastic poetic evening ahead, I know!

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