A Night among the Poets: Conversations on Ekphrasis

05 November 2021 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


As our Mario Schifano season comes to its conclusion, let’s celebrate the creative writers in our community with a special event at the crossroads between art and literature!

Mario Schifano’s art has been a constant source of inspiration for writers and poets, from the Words and Drawings collaboration between Schifano and Frank O’Hara, to the poems dedicated to Schifano by Gerard Malanga and Dacia Maraini. Schifano’s visual universe is a repository of images and emotions that writers have explored in prose and verse.

The event will start with a fellow-guided tour of our current exhibition, Facing America: Mario Schifano, 1960-1965. After the tour, writers in attendance will have an opportunity to sit in front of the artworks and attend to the composition of short poems. We hope you will agree to share your poems with CIMA, and the best ones will be published in our social media accounts! .

Light refreshments will be served at the beginning of the event.


General Admission: $15

CIMA Members: Free