In celebration of national poetry month, join the Inprint Poetry Buskers in the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.

Inprint Poetry Buskers spread the joy of poetry by writing poems on demand at venues throughout the Houston area. The group is made up of mostly graduate students and alumni from the renowned University of Houston Creative Writing Program. These talented poets, using typewriters and their skill and wits, tap into the muse of immediate inspiration and write poems for people based on themes provided on the spot. The poems are free of charge, and you can take your poem home with you as a souvenir of your Museum visit!

To continue the evening’s poetry theme, check out the lecture Writing with Photographs: Sally Mann’s Ode to the South, 1969–2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium Theater.

Drop in! This event is free. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation;the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.