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Literary Carousel at the MFA

Photography from the MFA archives comes alive through the art of the “Ekphrastic,” a literary interpretation of a piece of visual art. Hand-picked images get the prose and poetry treatment, read live to you. Come join us for this one-of-a-kind event for Literature and Photography Lovers alike!

Inspired by the experience of an old-fashioned slideshow, the Carousel series allows bay area photographers to present work before a live audience, promoting discussion and strengthening our local arts network. For this very special Literary Carousel at the MFA, the photos will be selected from the photographic collection at the Museum of Fine Arts and paired with local writers for the 2017 SunLit Festival.

The writers involved with this project are names you will recognize: Leonora LaPeter, Stephanie Hayes, Ben Montgomery, David Warner, Paul Wilborn, Sandra Gadsden, Julie Garisto,
Steph Post.

Admission included with Museum admission. $5 after 5 pm. Free for MFA members.

Image: B.H. Davis and W.C. Sawyer (American), “Cody Horse” –  Grey Sign Company, Knoxville, Tennessee, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Ludmila and Bruce Dandrew from The Ludmila Dandrew and Chitranee Drapkin Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Collection.

Literary Carousel MFA Press Release

Event Details

April 20, 2017

6:30–8:30 pm

Event Categories

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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