Just a few years ago, A Quiet Passion was lauded for its portrayal of Dickinson. Now, Wild Nights with Emily offers a new take on the poet.
Hilma af Klint reminds us that institutionally approved narratives generally function as touchstones for conformists and the weak-kneed.
I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at the Morgan Library reveals the poet to be far more socially engaged than we’ve believed her to be.
Cynthia Nixon plays the older Dickinson, portraying her as multitudinous, assertive, rebellious, principled, shrill, demure, sensitive, coy, and vain.
Moving Image would be Emily Dickinson’s favorite art fair.
In grade school, cursive and print were treated like indicators of who we are. The idea seemed to be that how we write reveals something about the way we think and relate to the world. An exhibition at the Drawing Center, Dickinson/Walser: Pencil Sketches, starts from that premise and extend it further, arguing that handwritten texts by Swiss modernist author Robert Walser and American poet Emily Dickinson may not just be early drafts or sketches, but art.
Today we take it for granted that we have photographs of pretty much everyone: famous or not, smartphone-owning or not, Instagram-using or not. It’s hard to imagine anyone becoming famous without an attendant cache of images to identify them.