Poets for Science
Created by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University and Poet Jane Hirshfield
March 27, 2023 - September 8, 2023
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., West Gallery
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays; closed weekends and holidays. No reservations required.
About the Exhibition
From images generated by the Hubble Telescope and MRI machines to childhood cognitive development, biology, ecology, and natural history, this exhibition features poems printed on human-sized banners that explore unexpected connections between the seemingly divergent disciplines of scientists and poets.
The concept for this exhibition originated on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, when demonstrators around the world participated in the March for Science in a call to support and safeguard the scientific community, fact-based decision making, basic research, and freedom of speech for scientists. Partnering with Poets for Science founder, poet, and environmental spokesperson Jane Hirshfield, the Wick Poetry Center joined the pre-march Teach-In on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Today, Poets for Science is both an exhibition and a movement exploring the ways that poetry and science are allies in working toward the greater good.
Join us at the DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous: Poetry, Science, and Society, a special National Poetry Month event celebrating the exhibit, on Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The conversation will be moderated by National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson. It will feature poet, naturalist, and best-selling author Diane Ackerman, poet and Poets for Science founder Jane Hirshfield, Nobel Laureate and writer Roald Hoffmann, and Arizona State Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos.
More information at www.poetsforscience.org