Blanton Museum of Art

If These Walls Could Speak

If These Walls Could Speak combines art and literature to provide new points of access to the Blanton by investigating the museum’s permanent collection through poetry. In collaboration with the Creative Writing Program in the College of Liberal Arts, the Blanton invited poets from throughout Texas to submit original ekphrastic poems related to a work in the museum’s permanent collection. Selected contributors were then invited to read their submissions in the museum’s permanent collection galleries to a public audience. These poems, images of the corresponding works, audio and video recordings of the poets’ readings, and commentary are included in the interactive presentation.

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