DMA Arts & Letters Live: Richard Blanco

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Richard Blanco
Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. 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. 

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Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201


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