Friday, March 31, 2017
Join Jane Wald, director of the Emily Dickinson Museum on a bus trip to view I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at the Morgan Library in New York City on Friday March 31, 2017. You'll ride in comfort on a coach bus while enjoying a screening of The Angles of a Landscape biographical film series produced by the Museum and savoring gingerbread from Emily Dickinson's own recipe. At the Morgan Library special tours of the Dickinson exhibition with Jane Wald, and self-guided tours of the Library's other exhibitions will be available. Grab a bite and a glass of wine at the Morgan Cafe or at your favorite Murray Hill spot, before departing for Amherst in the early evening.
Please note: Seats are limited and this program is very likely to sell-out. More information and reservations below.
The day's itinerary:
8:30AM Check in at the tour center of the Emily Dickinson Museum
8:45AM Departure for the Morgan Library at 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Angles of a Landscape screening, and gingerbread provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to consume on the bus.
12:30PM Arrival at the Morgan Library: Group splits in half.
12:45-1:45PM Group tour of I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson with Jane Wald, Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum; or self-guided tour of the Morgan.
1:45-2:45PM Groups switch.
3PM Free time at the Morgan Library or in Murray Hill.
Morgan Cafe and Dining Room are open.
6PM Bus departs for Amherst, MA.
9:30PM Bus arrives at the Emily Dickinson Museum
*Please note meals are not included in ticket.
- Adults: $70
- Emily Dickinson Museum members: $60
- Students and seniors: $60
About the exhibition
One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886.
Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. Bringing together nearly one hundred rarely seen items, including manuscripts and letters, I’m Nobody: Who are you?—a title taken from her popular poem—is the most ambitious exhibition on Dickinson to date. It explores a side of her life that is seldom acknowledged: one filled with rich friendships and long-lasting relationships with mentors and editors.
The exhibition closely examines twenty-four poems in various draft states, with corresponding audio stops. In addition to her writings, the show also features an array of visual material, including hand-cut silhouettes, photographs and daguerreotypes, contemporary illustrations, and other items that speak to the rich intellectual and cultural environment in which Dickinson lived and worked. The exhibition is organized in conjunction with Amherst College.