Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens

When: Through Nov. 25, 2014

Where: Schatten Gallery, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library

About the Exhibit

The first major exhibition to celebrate the life and work of late Irish poet and Nobel Prize-winner Seamus Heaney since his death, features manuscripts, personal letters and photographs, and an old desk where he wrote some of his celebrated poems.  Among the evocative materials on display— most of them from the Heaney collection held by MARBL— will be Heaney's poems and drafts showing his handwritten revisions, rare publications, and artists' books containing Heaney's poetry. The exhibition will also feature recordings of his poetry read by Heaney himself and by other poets, artists, and well-known figures including world-renowned Irish actor Liam Neeson and novelist Sir Salman Rushdie, whose papers are also held by MARBL.  

Exhibit Opening February 22, 2014

Please join the curators for remarks and toasts at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Additional events include a poetry reading by Irish poet Paul Muldoon and a conversation with the Curator, Geraldine Higgins.

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Visitor Information

Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  “Visitors” hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.

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