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

Poetry Reading with Mahogany L. Browne

Saturday, July 23 | 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.

Mahogany L. Browne will give a reading followed by a book signing on Saturday, July 23.

Bio

Photo of Mahogany L. Browne

An acclaimed performance artist and activist, Mahogany L. Browne is the Executive Director of JustMedia, a media literacy initiative with a focus on the criminal legal system. Vinyl Moon, Chlorine Sky, Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, Black Girl Magic, and I Remember Death By Its Proximity to What I Love are among her books for readers of all ages. Browne is also the founder of Woke Baby Book Fair, a traveling diverse reading campaign.

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.


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