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Material Poems

Join the Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation for a hands-on artmaking workshop that investigates how visual art and poems can “materialize” through interaction with the physical world.

Together, we will explore how ordinary materials used in extraordinary ways can shape and transform language, thought, and the artistic process. We'll begin with a guided tour of The Allure of Matter, followed by linguistic and artistic play. We will practice working with physical materials to craft original poems and new artworks you can take home!

FREE, drop-in.

Image: gu wenda, united nations: american code, 1995–2019. Installation view, The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019–20. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.