Poets and Painters: Collaboration and Competition in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art (Virtual)

7:00 pm
8:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Lecturer: Christopher Reed, Distinguished Professor of English, Visual Culture, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Art History; Director of the Visual Studies Dual Title Ph.D. Program at Penn State University

Woodmere's exhibition, Hearing the Brush explores the relationship between art and poetry in the works of Warren and Jane Rohrer. In this virtual talk, Christopher Reed explores the literary dimension of art by looking at depictions of art and the writings of modernists including Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and William Carlos Williams. This will provide a context for exploring some poems by Jane Rohrer. 

Hearing the Brush: The Art and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer was organized in conversation with Penn State professors Christopher Reed and Julia Spicher Kasdorf as a companion to the Palmer Museum of Art's exhibition, Field Language: The Painting and Poetry of Warren and Jane Rohrer