Join the Smart Museum and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part journey and writing workshop that explores the ancient form of Japanese haibun poetry.
Tuesday, August 8, 6–8 pm
Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Part I includes a tour of Japanese landscape paintings at the Smart followed by a bike ride to the Japenese in Jackson Park. Please bring your own bike. A shuttle will also be available for those without bikes or with accessibility needs.
Tuesday, August 15, 6–8 pm
61 W. Superior Street
Part II convenes at the Poetry Foundation for a reading, discussion, and poetry writing exercise where participants will compose original haibun describing our travels in Part I.
FREE, but space is limited. Participants are asked to attend both sessions
Kawase Hasui, Mt. Fuji from Narusawa (detail), 1936, Woodblock print. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, The Brooks McCormick Jr. Collection of Japanese Prints, 2015.242.