In Their Own Words

We are excited to present an innovative program that allows you to experience art in an entirely new way—through audio narratives that bring artists words to life. This program centers on five paintings that are currently on loan from the Art Bridges Foundation.

You’ll hear recorded readings of poems written by Marsden Hartley, an artist credo by Hughie Lee-Smith, excerpts from a lecture by Lee Krasner discussing her artistic process, and more. Visit the MFA to enjoy this new sensory experience.
Artists featured in this program:

Lee Krasner

Jacob Lawrence

Marsden Hartley

Hughie Lee-Smith

Norman Wilfred Lewis

In Their Own Words at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Learn more about this innovative program here.

Art Bridges Foundation

This program is generously sponsored by the Art Bridges Foundation

Left: Hughie Lee-Smith, ​Th​e Walls, 1954, Oil on board, 24 x 36 in., Art Bridges. © 2021 Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, NY

Top-Right: Norman Wilfred Lewis, ​Untitled (Subway Station)​, 1945, Oil and sand on canvas, 24 x 36 in., Art Bridges. © Estate of Norman W. Lewis; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Bottom-Right: Lee Krasner, Re-Echo, 1957, Oil on canvas, 59 x 58 in., Art Bridges. Photograph courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc. © 2020. © 2021 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York