Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Morgan Library has become one of my favorite places. I just love the small size of it, and the architecture of the building. It is becoming my second favorite museum to The Met in New York City!  
These are some photos from the other side of the museum, which are just so gorgeous! 

Can you imagine walking through those gates to the inside of your home? 


The gorgeous original exterior of the McKim building 

Edward Clark Potter's Assyrian lionesses guard the stairs to the McKim building, 1906 

From The Morgan Library Website: 

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886.  

Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. Bringing together nearly one hundred rarely seen items, including manuscripts and letters, I’m Nobody! Who are you?—a title taken from her popular poem—is the most ambitious exhibition on Dickinson to date. It explores a side of her life that is seldom acknowledged: one filled with rich friendships and long-lasting relationships with mentors and editors.  

The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops.  In addition to her writings, the show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with Amherst College.








 How very cool to see her handwriting! 











This exhibit is actually on view until May 28, 2017, and I would highly suggest a visit. It is a wonderful exhibit of one of the greatest poets of our time.

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