The Virtual World of the American Poetry Museum
According to its website, the American Poetry Museum was “founded in 2004…one of the first museums in the world dedicated to collecting, interpreting and presenting American poetry…
The Museum also hosts three virtual exhibitions series running throughout each year comprised of art, photography and video about different subject matter using poetry as a tool for discussion.” The museum’s current virtual exhibits are:
Girl For Sale Exhibition
Girl for Sale is a collaborative virtual outreach exhibition about girl trafficking that interrogates and responds to the issues through poetry, art and education. It is about outrage, survival and prevention.
This co-production of Girl Museum and the American Poetry Museum, launched on 31 March 2011, will continue to expand over the next three years, incorporating contributions from the public and new partnerships.
Broken down into two main categories, this exhibition looks at Words and Images produced as a reaction to or examination of this complicated and distressing global issue.
See this exhibit at: http://www.girlforsale.org/
DC Writer’s Houses Project
DC Writer’s Houses Project documents the homes of literary authors who once lived in the greater Washington, DC region. We wanted to honor the widest range of literary authors possible, including authors of different backgrounds, writing styles, and influences. We include novelists, poets, playwrights, and memoirists We have tried hard to include authors from a range of time periods, from the city’s founding in 1800 through the present.
See this exhibit at: www.dcwriters.org
Beats to the Rhyme Exhibition
Beats to the Rhyme Exhibition is an exhibition that explores the shared influences of hip hop music and culture and spoken word poetry.
The exhibition was co-curated by Nick Schoneberg of Words Beats and Life, a nonprofit dedicated to hip hop based educational programming.
See this exhibit at: http://americanpoetrymuseum.org/beatstotherhyme