Nov 1st 2018

Poet Cynthia Cruz presents an in-gallery reading and talk in response to the painting “Dead Birds and Shot Bags,” attributed to Flemish artist Pieter Boel. Cruz reads from her recent poetry collection, Dregs. Like a series of slides from a film reel, the poems of Dregs revel the ruin, remnants, or dregs left over from the wars and economic and human inequalities of today’s world.

Artists Connect is a new series of in-gallery programs that highlight the creative process. Artists, poets, dancers, and musicians engage with works of art, making connections to their own practice and inspiring new ways of understanding the Art Institute’s collection.

Gallery 212
Free with museum admission*

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