October 1, 2022

Poetry reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni at The Aldrich on Saturday

Poetry Reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni at The Aldrich on Saturday, August 6 from 4-5 p.m.

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host five renowned contemporary poets – Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Eileen Myles, Emily Skillings and Nathalie Handal – for the Saturday readings held to anyone at the Museum.

The five poets selected for this series each bring their varied perspectives from diverse backgrounds and will read selections that reflect the role feminist writers, artists, and leaders have played in their practices. A discussion and a book signing will follow each reading.

This series is organized as part of the collective exhibition 52 artists: a feminist milestone. It celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich in 1971. The exhibition will feature works by the artists included in the original 1971 exhibition, at the alongside a new list of twenty-six emerging female-identifying or non-binary artists, tracing the evolution of feminist art practices over the past five decades. 52 artists will encompass the entire museum – the first exhibition to do so in the new Aldrich building which opened in 2004.

52 artists: a feminist milestone is on view June 6, 2022 through January 8, 2023. The exhibition is curated by Aldrich Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and Independent Curator Alexandra Schwartz with Aldrich Curatorial Assistant and Publications Officer Caitlin Monachino.

This program is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Poet Laureate.

Single Poetry Reading: Member: Free; $22 non-member; $17 Student/Senior non-member

Book your place HERE and learn more about poetry readings in this series.