Art and poetry intersect when Public Poetry and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) celebrate National Poetry Month with a special afternoon program at 3:00 PM in the museum’s Brown Auditorium on Saturday, April 21. Ekphrastic poetry (poems inspired by art) takes center stage when winners of the ARTlines juried competition, plus three Texas Poets Laureate, the Inaugural Poet Laureate of San Antonio and others, participate in this highly anticipated event. Please join us for these readings, docent led tours and a meet-the-poets reception at the museum.
This event is open to the public and free to museum members, or for non-members, with general museum admission.
ARTlines Ekphrastic Poetry Competition
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top left: Olmec, Hand Shaped Pendant, 1500—300 B.C., jade, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.
top center: John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears (Sarah Choate Sears), 1899, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of George R. Brown in honor of his wife, Alice Pratt Brown.
top right: Subodh Gupta, Untitled, 2008, stainless steel, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Asian Art, 2011.546. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth (London, England, UK).
middle left: Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Allegory of Europe, 1722, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.
middle center: Unknown maker (Italian or American), Mirror (one of a pair), early 19th century, red pine, paint, and gilding, The Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.
middle right: Mangbetu, Anthropomorphic Harp, early 20th century, wood, hide, sinew, and string, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Frank Nelson Carroll, Jr., in memory of his parents, Frank Nelson and Eleanor West Carroll.
bottom center: Gustave Courbet, The Gust of Wind, c. 1865, oil on canvas, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Caroline Wiess Law.