Words in the Gallery

Join us on Saturday, October 21st at the National Museum of Mexican Art for programming in celebration of our Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition, Placemaking & Landmarks - The Creation of Mexican Spaces in la Dieciocho (Pilsen)

Words in the Gallery
Join us in the Museum’s Chicago Gallery where Cesareo Moreno, curator of Placemaking & Landmarks - The Creation of Mexican Spaces in la Dieciocho (Pilsen) will talk about the exhibition. He will be joined by poets Victoria Chávez Peralta and José Olivarez who will share poetry inspired by the exhibition.

Programming is supported by the Chicago Community Trust and the Chicago Poetry Foundation

Where: Meet in the Chicago Gallery at 11:00am


José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. His first book of poems, Citizen Illegal, is forthcoming from Haymarket Books. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors. A winner of a 2016 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellowship and a 2015 Bronx Recognizes Its Own award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, his work has been published in The BreakBeat Poets, Vinyl Poetry and Prose, The Rumpus, & Hyperallergic among other places. He is from Calumet City, IL, and lives in Chicago.

Victoria Chávez Peralta is a queer xicanx poet born and raised in the west Chicago suburbs. They graduated the captain and president of Hinsdale Central High School's poetry team, being published in their school's literary magazine every year. They now attend Columbia College in Chicago for poetry. They have performed at Louder Than A Bomb for four years, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago. They were apart of Young Chicago Author's 2017 Bomb Squad and they work at Goodwill. They unprofessionally rate horchata at local Latinx restaurants.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00am

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