All the Many Meret Oppenheims: An Evening with Robin Coste Lewis and Brenda Shaughnessy on Art and Poetry

Join us for an intimate evening of conversation with acclaimed writers and artists Robin Coste Lewis and Brenda Shaughnessy. Lewis and Shaughnessy will discuss Meret Oppenheim’s exuberant visual and literary work on the occasion of the current retrospective at MoMA (closing March 4, 2023), which brings together nearly 200 objects from across her wide-ranging, wildly imaginative body of work. Lewis and Shaughnessy have chosen works in the exhibition and poems by Oppenheim to discuss and will reflect on the relationship between artmaking and poetic practice. Books will be available for sale following the event.

Moderated by Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, and curator of Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition.

Robin Coste Lewis is a Ford Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at The Museum of Modern Art. The former Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, she is the author of To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness (2022) and Voyage of the Sable Venus (2015), which won the National Book Award.

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Tanya (2023) and five other books of poetry, including The Octopus Museum. She is the recipient of a 2018 Literature Award from the American Academy of Art and Letters, and a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.