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From Museum of Modern Art:
Friday, June 8 and June 15, 2012
12:00 p.m., MoMA Sculpture Garden, east side (T3 in case of rain)
Free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the 1960s, when poet Frank O’Hara worked at MoMA, he often spent his lunch breaks roaming the streets of midtown Manhattan, finding inspiration in the bustling city and its people, and writing poems about his encounters. For our special summer session of Modern Poets, two New York-based poets read their favorite Lunch Poems at lunchtime and then give you prompts and guidelines for hitting the streets and writing your own lunch poems.
June 8: Stefania Heim’s poems have appeared in numerous publications including Harp & Altar, La Petite Zine, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and The Literary Review. She is the author of a chapbook, 3 Poems, published by handheld editions, and Founding Editor of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation. She teaches at Columbia University and Hunter College.
June 15: Wayne Koestenbaum has published fifteen books of poetry, criticism, and fiction, including Humiliation, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Hotel Theory, and Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.
For more information on these events go to moma.org
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
January 15 – March 5, 2011
From Tibor de Nagy Gallery press release:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery marks its 60th anniversary with “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets,” an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s pivotal role in launching the New York School of Poets and fostering a new collaborative ethos among poets and painters in post-War New York…. The show features paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Leslie, Trevor Winkfield, Nell Blaine, Joe Brainard, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter; poetry collections published by the gallery’s imprint, Tibor de Nagy Editions, and featuring work by Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler, John Ashbery, Barbara Guest and others, with illustrations by Tibor de Nagy artists; photographs and films by Rudy Burckhardt; letters, announcement cards and other ephemera; and archival photographs of leading cultural figures of the day by John Gruen and Fred McDarrah.
View the full press release and exhibition page on tibordenagy.com
An evening of poetry, film clips and reminiscences about the Tibor de Nagy Gallery’s role in shaping New York’s post-War literary and artistic vanguard. With poets John Ashbery, Bill Berkson and Ron Padgett; artist and filmmaker Alfred Leslie; and scholars Jenni Quilter and Douglas Crase, whose essays comprise the catalog for the exhibition “Tibor de Nagy Gallery Painters and Poets.” Moderated by Robert Polito, director, The New School Writing Program.
January 31, 2011
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
For more info click here
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates LUX’s new DVD release of Cool Man in a Golden Age: Alfred Leslie Selected Films. The program will feature two films: The Last Clean Shirt (1963-64) produced, directed and photographed by Alfred Leslie with subtitles by Frank O’Hara; and U.S.A: Poetry: Frank O’Hara (1966), No. 11 in the film series produced and directed by Richard O. Moore. The program will be introduced by Daniel Kane, author of We Saw the Light, Conversations between the New American Cinema and Poetry. The evening has been organized by Charles Silver, curator, MoMA Department of Film.
Friday, December 4, 2009, 8:PM. T1: (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY. Tickets are available at the Museum lobby information desk. More information: 203 708-9400.
The Worcester County Poetry Association presents the program “Celebrating Frank O’Hara.” Join poets Alan Feldman and Gerrit Lansing, the O’Hara family, and members of the WCPA as they celebrate the poetry and life of Frank O’Hara.
Thursday, November 19, 2009:
Poetry Reading & O’Hara Celebration in the Gallery at 7:00pm
In the Café at 5:30pm: Absinthe Tasting with Jerome Cloche
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Museum Admission $10 – Free to WAM members
Worcester County Poetry Association website
“An Evening of Frank O’Hara” with an introduction by Charles North and poetry readings by Hettie Jones and Tony Towle at the Schimmel Theater at Pace University, NYC Downtown Campus, 2 Spruce Street on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM.
Verse Theatre Manhattan presents Poets Theater Double Bill as part of the Howl! Arts Project 2009.
Try! Try! by Frank O’Hara
Produced by Richard Ryan
Clutter by Kristin Prevallet
September 28, 2009 8:00 PM
September 29, 2009 8:00 PM
45 Bleecker Street Theatre
45 Bleecker Street (Just East of Lafayette at Mulberry Street)
New York, NY 10012
November 9, 2008 – February 8, 2009
Oranges and Sardines is an exhibition of art chosen by six contemporary abstract painters – Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl, and Christopher Wool. The artists’ choices developed during many conversations with Gary Garrels, the curator of the exhibition. The artists each chose one of their own recent paintings as well as work by other artists including Paul Klee, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Dieter Roth and others.
The title for the exhibition was inspired by the poem “Why I Am Not a Painter” by Frank O’Hara. The poem is featured in the exhibition and the catalogue.
For more information, videos and lectures go to the Hammer Museum website.
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, exterior, first floor
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Alfred A. Knopf, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Poetry Society of America present a reading from the recently published Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara, edited by Mark Ford (which includes poetry, a play, and essays). Held at lunchtime, the program commemorates O’Hara’s tradition of writing poetry during his lunch hour while working at MoMA. Participants include poets Lee Ann Brown, Dan Chiasson, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz, Philip Schultz, and others. Selected Poems, as well as O’Hara’s In Memory of My Feelings, will be available for sale following the reading.
Please note: Lunch will be available for purchase at the Espresso Bar in the Garden. In case of rain, the program will be held in the Titus Theater 2, also accessible through the 11 West 53 Street entrance.
This program is free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.”