May 31, 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. On this significant occasion Art in City Hall, an initiative of the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), is issuing a call asking for visual artists to find relevance in Walt Whitman’s 1892 poem, “Song of Myself” and to utilize art to explore and reflect on contemporary social issues. Works can be inspired by passages in the poem or contain original text. There are no restrictions to media, however, video artists must supply all necessary equipment.
Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy, a region-wide initiative is organized by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries with major support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. For more information, visit: www.whitmanat200.org
Questions? Contact City Hall Exhibitions Manager, Tu Huynh at email@example.com