2016 marks MMoCA’s 115th anniversary and 10th year in its Cesar Pelli-designed facility, which opened in April 2006. To observe the occasion, the museum will plan a series of events and programs to be held on April 8, 9, and 10.
For the weekend-long celebration, MMoCA invites poets to submit works that animate, celebrate, and deliberate on the value of the arts to a community. Sarah Sadie Busse and Wendy Vardaman, proprietors of Cowfeather Press and Madison’s fourth Poets Laureate, will choose poems for presentation.
The poems will screen throughout the weekend on a large-scale video monitor in the museum’s lobby; a selection will be professionally audio-recorded for broadcasting in the museum and out onto State Street. A printed portfolio of all submitted poems will be available for review.