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Exhibition Tour w/Deborah Prosser
November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
Join Deborah Prosser, director, Olin Library at Rollins College for a tour of “Ut Pictura Poesis: Walt Whitman and the Poetry of Art” on view at the museum through December 29, 2019.
The year 2019 marks the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth, an event of special relevance to the Rollins campus. The Rollins College Archives features one of the country’s most extensive collections of original materials by and about Whitman, including a first edition of Leaves of Grass, as well as personal papers and correspondence. While previous exhibitions have addressed Whitman’s influence on the artists of his time, “Ut Pictura Poesis: Walt Whitman and the Poetry of Art” explores the impact of the poet’s work on a select group of contemporary artists. Bridging past and present, the objects on display speak to Whitman’s humanist approach and social sensibilities as well as to the artists’ engagement with his thought and legacy.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus with works also on view at The Alfond Inn, is open year-round. Free Admission for 2019 courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group. The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays, and for installation of new exhibitions.
Parking: Limited parking adjacent to the museum. Free Suntrust Plaza parking with validation at the Museum. The new Rollins Parking Garage, located at the corner of Fairbanks and Ollie Avenues, is also available for Museum visitors through May 2020.