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Upcoming Exhibition
February 18, 2023 – May 20, 2023

Painter Alex Katz’s extensive collaborations with poets are the subject of this exhibition, the very first to bring together the full range of materials that showcase these connections.

Past Exhibitions
  • October 20, 2022 – January 14, 2023

    Diana Solís: Encuentros showcases photographs by queer Mexicana Chicana feminist artist Diana Solís, documenting poetry communities in Chicago—including the Guild Complex, La Decima Musa, Weeds, and Hothouse—throughout the 1970s–1990s.

    Color photograph of three guests at a wedding reception. On the left is a woman with curly black hair wearing a black dress, in the center is a man in a white embroidered shirt wearing aviator sunglasses, and on the right is a tall woman with curly black
  • April 21, 2022 – September 8, 2022

    Planetaria is an exhibition of visual poems by Monica Ong that playfully takes poetry off the page as handheld volvelles, poetry broadsides, and installations, imagining the sky from a female...

    The Star Gazer, Planisphere poem based on the Soochow Astronomical chart. Navy blue circle with letterpress and gold foil stamping of text and constellations sits inside a white flurry and navy cover stock.
  • October 18, 2021 – March 13, 2022

    This installation, created by artist and designer Bob Faust, rejoices in the poems of Patricia Smith and invites you to recall our connectedness and partake in healing. Smith, who was raised...

    The facade of the Poetry Foundation building featuring art by Bob Faust
  • January 24, 2020 – March 31, 2020

    Jun Fujita: American Visionary, copresented with the Newberry Library, focuses on the extraordinary accomplishments of poet and photojournalist Jun Fujita. This exhibition is an expanded version of Jun Fujita: Oblivion,...

    Black and white photo of a man wearing an old fashioned hat standing behind an old fashioned camera.