Mar 21st 2020

In consultation with our partners at the Smart Museum, we have suspended all scheduled public programs. Please visit for our response to the coronavirus.

In keeping with the latest public health guidance, and in conjunction with The Allure of Matter partners Wrightwood 659, we are suspending public programs through March 30. We will continue to monitor the situation and may postpone further programs as the situation develops.


Jen Bervin’s poetic and multidisciplinary work results from research and collaboration with artists and specialists ranging from material scientists to literary scholars. With her collaborators, she activates the intersections of art and scholarship; text and textiles; science, technology, and craft in works that range from poems written nanoscale to large-scale museum installations. She is the author of eleven books, including six artist book editions with Granary Books, and Silk Poems—a long-form poem presented both as a biosensor made from liquefied silk developed in collaboration with Tufts University’s Silk Lab and as a book, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and a New Museum Book of the Year. Her publication, Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems, with Marta Werner and Susan Howe, was a New Yorker Book of the Year, and a Seminary Co-op Notable Book of the Decade.

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