Leaves of Grass Marathon Reading at National Portrait Gallery
- The National Portrait Gallery Presents
a Cultures in Motion Program
Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Directed by Nick Olcott
Produced by Jewell Robinson
Sunday, November 21, from noon until 6:30 p.m.
Great Hall, third floor
Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown open 11:30 a.m.7:00 p.m. npg.si.edu
Spend an hour or spend the day listening to the words of one of America's most beloved champions of democracy. As part of its ongoing Cultures in Motion series, the National Portrait Gallery presents a marathon reading of Walt Whitman's epic poem, Leaves of Grass. Selecting poems from the massive lifelong work of poet Walt Whitman, director Nick Olcott employs professional actors, celebrities, and audi¬ence drop-ins to celebrate life, love, country, and, of course, ourselves by reading Whitman's transcendent language aloud.
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This education program is presented as part of NPG's family day in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture."
The exhibition and associated programs have been made possible by The Calamus Foun¬dation, Donald A. Capoccia and Tommie L. Pegues, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, as well as many generous friends of the National Portrait Gallery.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.