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Word and Image: the Poetry of Robert Lima

April is National Poetry Month and the museum will be celebrating poetry with "Word and Image: the Poetry of Robert Lima and art to illuminate the expressions".

The exhibition will include 20 - 25 poems and a variety of images, some painting and some photography, that will illuminate the subject of the poem. The poetry is by Robert Lima and the accompanying art works are by many different artists and by Lima using several mediums.

Dr. Robert Lima is a poetry professor at the Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania. Lima composes poetry and illustrates his words with his photographs and sometimes the work of other artists. Lima has published nine books of poetry, he had been published in many journals and on-line periodicals and has been awarded numerous prizes. At the museum, Dr. Lima will share his created works in words as well as images. Some of his poetry will be accompanied by photography by other artists and colleagues.

Lima began writing poetry as an undergraduate at Villanova University and spent some time in Greenwich Village as a poet. He is a Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Comparative Literature and Fellow Emeritus, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Studies, Penn State University. Lima has been recognized for his contributions to language and poetry and was named Knight Commander in the Order of Queen Isabel of Spain by his Majesty Juan Carlos. He is Academician of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

Dates: 03/31/2017 - 04/30/2017
Start Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County
Address: 133 N. Allegheny Street, Bellefonte, PA, 16823 (map)
Phone: 8143554280
Occurs: Ongoing from March 31st to April 30th 2017 at 12:00 pm
  • - Sunday
  • - Friday
  • - Saturday

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