Led by poet and performance artist Marlon Lizama, cofounder of Iconoclast

This writing series invites participants to attend in-gallery writing sessions facilitated by Museum staff and community partners.

At this session, which takes place in the exhibition David Levinthal: Photographs 1972–2016, you’ll focus on the narrative and nostalgic qualities embodied in Levinthal’s staged photographs of toys and everyday objects. Create poems in response to the photographs using techniques and approaches facilitated by Marlon Lizama.

You can follow the themes and prompts provided, or you are welcome to work on your own independent project using the mediators’ expertise for brainstorming, feedback, and editing. The last hour of the session is open for free-writing and group-sharing in the galleries. Plus, you can submit your written pieces to Museum staff for an opportunity to be featured on the MFAH blog and/or social media platforms! Questions? Contact AEprograms@mfah.org

Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; ExxonMobil; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.