Join Inprint and The Menil Collection for an interactive writing activity that will flex your creative muscles in the Menil’s exhibition Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw. Experience for yourself the rewards and pleasures of creative writing.
The Menil Collection’s Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw is the first major museum retrospective in more than twenty-five years to focus on the dream-like landscape drawings of Joseph Elmer Yoakum (1891–1972), a self-taught, visionary American artist. The show illuminates his vivid creativity, imaginative vision of the land, and deep spirituality and also explores his complex biography as an African American man who claimed Native American heritage. The exhibit lends itself to contemplation and discussion. Writer and Inprint fellowship and prize winner Brittny Ray Crowell will guide attendees in this free hour-and-a-half writing workshop centered around themes from the exhibition. No prior creative writing workshop experience needed.