Promotional Partner: Latino Cultural Center
Virtual tickets are still available for this event through October 31
Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Blanco was born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, and the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his award-winning poetry. His latest book of poems, How to Love a Country, both interrogates the American narrative, past and present, and celebrates the still unkept promise of its ideals.
In celebration of the DMA’s exhibition My|gration in the Center for Creative Connections, Blanco will read his specially commissioned poem inspired by works of art in the DMA's collection.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, please note that the DMA will continue to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols and policies in accordance with public health guidelines and/or government requirements. These may include changes to masking and social distancing requirements and capacity limitations. As protocols are subject to shift between now and your pre-arranged visit to the DMA, we understand that you may wish to change your plans. We will honor refund requests for this event if made at least 48 hours in advance. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.