Our Exhibits

The Museum presents annual online exhibitions that educate and engage audiences about American Poetry.  Some exhibitions use objects from the museum’s collection an others use borrowed art or material. While most exhibitions are hosted on the museum’s website, the museum also presents physical exhibitions at different locations across the country. These exhibitions launch in October of each year.

Girl For Sale Exhibition

Girl for Sale Exhibition

Girl for Sale is a collaborative virtual outreach exhibition about girl trafficking that interrogates and responds to the issues through poetry, art and education. It is about outrage, survival and prevention.

This co-production of Girl Museum and the American Poetry Museum, launched on 31 March 2011, will continue to expand over the next three years, incorporating contributions from the public and new partnerships.

Broken down into two main categories, this exhibition looks at Words and Images produced as a reaction to or examination of this complicated and distressing global issue.

See this exhibit at: http://www.girlforsale.org/

DC Writer’s Houses Project

DC Writer's Homes ProjectDC Writer’s Houses Project documents the homes of literary authors who once lived in the greater Washington, DC region. We wanted to honor the widest range of literary authors possible, including authors of different backgrounds, writing styles, and influences. We include novelists, poets, playwrights, and memoirists We have tried hard to include authors from a range of time periods, from the city’s founding in 1800 through the present.

See this exhibit at: www.dcwriters.org

Beats to the Rhyme Exhibition

Beats to the Rhyme Exhibition is an exhibition that Beats To The Rhymeexplores the shared influences of hip hop music and culture and spoken word poetry.  The exhibition was co curated by Nick Schoneberg of Words Beats and Life, a nonprofit dedicated to hip hop based educational programming.

See this exhibit at: http://americanpoetrymuseum.org/beatstotherhyme