Poet of the Body: New York's Walt Whitman
May 15 - July 27, 2019
A celebration of Whitman's enduring relationship with the metropolis that sired and inspired him, the exhibition is curated by collector Ms. Susan Jaffe Tane and Dr. Karen Karbiener, NYU Clinical Professor and Whitman scholar.
Interactive features of the exhibition allow visitors to experience Whitman and his New York in 3-D using modern stereograph technology, to take a virtual walk with Walt down Broadway circa 1850, and examine a colorful, surprising array of Whitman-related ephemera.
Ms. Tane and Dr. Karbiener are also Co-Directors of the Whitman 2019 Consortium, an East Coast collective of more than 50 institutions, organizations, venues, and individuals celebrating Whitman's 200th birthday next year.