Poetry Walk with Marjorie Agosín

Tue, October 15, 2019 4:00 PM - Tue, October 15, 2019 5:00 PM at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Join us for a poetry walk with poet, scholar, and activist, Marjorie Agosín. Presented in conjunction with two current exhibitions, "The Edge of Things: Dissident Art Under Repressive Regimes" at the Broad Art Museum, and "Between Absence and Presence: The Arpilleras Movement in Chile" at the MSU Museum, which was assembled by Dr. Agosín. These exhibitions focus on the power of art as form of resistance to repressive regimes. 

The poetry walk starts at the Broad Art Museum, and finishes at the MSU Museum. There will be locations to stop and read or recite poetry along the way. Dr. Agosín will give a talk at 5:30 at the MSU Museum, Envisioning Hope: The Story of the Chilean Arpilleras.

Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile, the daughter of Jewish parents. Hearing rumors of the coup that would install Augusto Pinochet, Agosín's family left the country for the United States, where she earned a BA from the University of Georgia and an MA and a PhD from Indiana University. Agosín is currently the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.