Museum of American Poetics Exhibits

Poets & Painters

This exhibit focuses on the longstanding relationship described by Horace as "Ut pictura poesis" (As is painting, so is poetry).

  

 
Cave Painting
(Africa, Indonesia, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas; c. 38,000 BC - 3500 BC)
 

Sand Painting
(Tibet, Australia, Japan, the Americas; c. 30,000 BC - present)
     
    art poetry
The Long Conversation Between Painting and Poetry
(Rome/Italy, Greece, China, Persia/Iran, India, England, USA; 6th C BC - 20th C AD)
Horace: Ars Poetica
Horace: Ars Poetica
(Rome, 65 BC-8 BC)
   
Lu Chi
Lu Chi (China, 261-303):
Wen Fu (The Art of Writing)
       
     
The Three Perfections
(China, 618907)

Wang Wei
(China, 699-759)
     
    ma yuan
School of Literati Painting
(China, 11th, 12th Century)
 
dante
Dante Gallery
(Italy, 1265-1321)
   
        Persian Miniature Painting
Persian Miniature Painting
( Persia, 14th Century)
    Ragamala Painting
Ragamala Painting
(India, 17th Century)
 
     
Haiga
(Japan, 17th Century)
wheatley
Phillis Wheatley's "To S.M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works"
(USA, 1770)
   
  blake
William Blake
(England, 1757-1827)
     
    ny poets
Artists and Poets at a Table
(France, January 1, 1900)
 
     
  Cubism
Cubism
(France, 1904-1920s)
 
     

Gertrude Stein & Family Art Collection
(France/USA, early 1900s)
     
        Marsden Hartley
Marsden Hartley
(USA, 1900s-1940s)
    1913 Armory Show
International Exhibition of Modern Art
(NYC Armory Show, USA, 1913)
 
   
    William Carlos Williams & Juan Gris
William Carlos Williams
& Juan Gris
(USA, 1914-1923)
 
Winold Reiss and the Harlem Renaissance
(Harlem, USA, 1920s)
 
      Surrealist Writers
Surrealism
(France, 1924-1945)
  nypoets
"The Artists & Poets of the New York School"
(NYC, USA, 1950s)
 
On "On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware . . . ."
On "On Seeing Larry Rivers' Washington Crossing the Delaware..."
(NYC, USA, 1953, 1955)
 
   
Barbara Guest
Barbara Guest
(USA, 1950s-1960s)
   
  Paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Paintings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(San Francisco, USA, 1952-2009)
 
   
 
Wynn Chamberlain & NY School Poets
(USA, 1960s)
Andy Warhol: Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Andy Warhol: Exploding Plastic Inevitable
(NYC, USA, 1966-1967)

Andy Warhol Timeline
(USA, mostly 1960s-1970s)
 
    o'hare
"Frank O'Hara: Poet among Painters" by Marjorie Perloff
(USA, 1997)

Tribute to Graffiti Street Art
(USA, 2008)
     
      Eric Drooker-Allen Ginsberg:
Eric Drooker-Allen Ginsberg:
"Visualizing Madness: The Art of 'Howl'
(USA, 2010)
     
  "An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle" (2014)
"An Opening of the Field:
Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle"
(USA, 2014)
   
   
"Psychedelic Poster Art Catalog"
by Randy Roark (USA, 2015)