The Art Gallery is pleased to host this special event in collaboration with the Arts & Humanities Division.

Readings and conversation with poet Kenneth Goldsmith and art critic Gilda Williams. Each author will present material from new works, followed by a conversation about the avant garde past, present, and future. Open to the public.

Kenneth Goldsmith, a conceptual poet on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, was the first poet laureate of the Museum of Modern Art. His recent book, Capital, rewrites Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project with New York rather than Paris as the subject. He is the founder and curator of

Gilda Williams, an art critic on the faculty of Goldsmiths College, University of London, is the compiler of the new anthology ON&BY Andy Warhol published this spring by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press. Her other books include How to Write About Contemporary Art.