Poetry of Parallax

Against a black background are seven circles of various sizes containing clusters of white dots reminiscent of miniature galaxies.
Josiah McElheny, Seven Observations for June Tyson, 2019, acrylic on board with inset, hand-formed and polished micromosaic glass, black mirror, ash frame, 40 ½ x 53 ½ x 2 1/8 inches, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery

Looking to celebrate the end of classes for the semester? Join us on Thursday, December 8, at 3:45 pm, for an afternoon of creative thinking and writing while exploring the world of Parallax: Framing the Cosmos through the lens of poetry! Participants are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing through a short introduction to ekphrastic poetry, led by Associate Professor of English and exhibition co-curator Maggie Greaves, followed by time to write and explore the gallery. The event will conclude with a discussion of our creative processes and a short reception, including food!

This event is free and open to the public.

Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.