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Walt Whitman Bicentennial

May 18

In honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday the Gallery is pleased to showcase two films featuring texts penned by the famous American bard. This event is presented in association with PostClassical Ensemble. Following the screenings, Whitman scholars, noted music historians, and others comment on the films and on his prose and poetry.

Samuel J. Woolf, Associated American Artists, Walt Whitman, 1945
Samuel J. Woolf, Associated American Artists, Walt Whitman, 1945, lithograph in black on wove paper, Corcoran Collection (Bequest of Frank B. Bristow), 2015.19.1505

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