POETRY IN THE GALLERIES

Meet in gallery 29, where our Postcards from Home exhibition is showing

Drop-in, FREE activity on Saturday afternoon


With Oxfordshire poets, Pat Winslow, and Dorothy McCarthy, and Sarianne Durie, Carl Tomlinson and Lyn Thornton, Inge Milfull

The Ashmolean welcomes back old friends, and new ones as well to our series of poetry tours in 2023.

Once again poets from Oxford and surrounding areas will explore and celebrate the Museum’s pieces, renowned or recherche, intriguing or glorious.

On the first of these tours in January, our poet speakers will focus on work in the Manisha Gera Baswani: Postcards from Home exhibition and in our India galleries.

Poems will be recited next to the objects and artworks that inspired the poets. If you want to talk to the poets, most of us are friendly!

A montage showing all 47 postcards on display in the 'Postcards from Home' exhibition

Manisha Gera Baswani's Postcards from Home exhibition in gallery 29

 

Look out for details of more Saturday poetry tours on 11 March, 20 May and in July


If you have any questions before the event, please email jude.barrett@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.