Summer Poetry Series Kicks Off July 23 at The Aldrich

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays, a summer series with noted contemporary poets Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Eileen Myles, Emily Skillings, and Nathalie Handal.

Bringing varied perspectives from a diverse range of backgrounds, the five selected poets will each read selections that reflect the role feminist writers, artist, and leaders have played on their practices. This program will be held in-person at the Museum beginning on July 23, 2022, and each reading will be followed by a talkback and book signing. Tickets are available at www.thealdrich.org for single readings or at a discount for a package to attend of all five poetry readings.
 
This series is organized in connection with The Aldrich’s current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, which celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at the Museum in 1971. 52 Artists revisits this historic moment by joining artists from the 1971 show in dialogue with a new roster of twenty-six female identifying or nonbinary emerging artists to track the evolution of feminist art practices over the past five decades. 52 Artists encompasses the entirety of the Museum building – the first exhibition to do so in The Aldrich’s new building which was inaugurated in 2004. 
 
Schedule:

Saturday, July 23 - 4 to 5 pm - Mahogany L. Browne
Saturday, August 6 - 4 to 5 pm - Rosebud Ben-Oni
Saturday, August 13 - 4 to 5 pm - Eileen Myles
Saturday, August 20 - 4 to 5 pm - Emily Skillings
Saturday, August 27 - 4 to 5 pm - Nathalie Handal

For more information on this series and the presenting poets and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thealdrich.org.

All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays is co-sponsored by The Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Poet Laureate.