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August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Emily Skillings

Saturday, August 20 | 4 to 5 pm
Single Poetry Reading: $10 Member; $7 Student/Senior Member; $22 Non-Member; $17 Student/Senior Non-Member | All Five Poetry Readings: $45 Member; $32 Student/Senior Member; $100 Non-Member; $63 Student/Senior Non-Member
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As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host five noted contemporary poets–Claudia Rankine, Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Nathalie Handal, and Emily Skillings–for Saturday readings held in person in the Museum beginning on July 9, 2022.

Emily Skillings will give a reading on Saturday, August 20.

Bio

Photo of Emily Skillings

Lauded by Publishers Weekly for “her saucy, nonchalant feminist discontent,” Emily Skillings is the author of the poetry collection Fort Not and two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and small press. Skillings has taught creative writing at Yale, Columbia, Parsons School of Design, Poets House, and through Brooklyn Poets.

About All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays

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

This series is organized in connection with the group 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 showcase work by the artists included in the original 1971 exhibition, alongside a new roster of twenty-six female identifying or nonbinary emerging artists, tracking the evolution of feminist art practices over the past five decades. 52 Artists will encompass the entirety of the Museum—the first exhibition to do so in The Aldrich’s new building which was inaugurated in 2004.

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone is on view from June 6, 2022 through January 8, 2023. The exhibition is organized by Aldrich Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and independent curator Alexandra Schwartz, with Aldrich Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino

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


Related Events

July 9 at 4:00 pm to August 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host five noted contemporary poets–Claudia Rankine, Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Nathalie Handal, and Emily Skillings–for Saturday readings held in person in the Museum beginning on July 9, 2022.

July 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Claudia Rankine

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Claudia Rankine.

July 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Mahogany L. Browne

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Mahogany L. Browne.

August 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Rosebud Ben-Oni.

August 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Nathalie Handal

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Nathalie Handal.


Related Exhibitions

June 6, 2022 to January 8, 2023 | Lobby, Leir Gallery, Screening Room, Ramp, Project Space, Balcony, South Gallery, Sound Gallery, Opatrny Gallery

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone