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The Art of Reading from the Donald & Patricia Oresman Collection

Opening Reception

Oct 8, 2004 | 6:00 pm


Please join us for an exceptional exhibit of images culled from the Oresman collection. Rodney Phillips curates a selection of over thirty works of art, from Magritte to Brainard, Diebenkorn to Warhol, representing wildly different styles and mediums but collectively focused around the theme of people reading. “I think there is an intensity to reading that captures artists’ imaginations,” Donald Oresman says, “because it has a very private element to it.” We invite our readers to step into a public display of this private endeavor, to enter into an evocative dialogue with artists who share a love for the intimate act of reading.

Donald Oresman is Counsel to Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York City. He has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Paramount Communications Inc. Poet Rodney Phillips is a celebrated curator and editor whose recent achievements include an exhibit of William Butler Yeats’ work at the New York Public Library, where he was Director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. He edited A Secret Location on the Lower East Side, among many others.

Admission Free and Open to the Public Location Poets House Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 8, 2004
6:00 pm