About the event

Salon led by Peggy Samuels, English, Drew University, and Adrian Sudhalter, Fellow, Clark Institute.

Margaret Miller was an Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art during the postwar period. She and the Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Elizabeth Bishop (1911– 1979), were college roommates and founded a literary magazine at Vassar in the 1930s. After the war, Miller introduced Bishop to two modernist painters who deeply influenced her work: Paul Klee and Kurt Schwitters. This salon will focus on the influence of European modernism on post-war poets and the crucial role of these two intellectually-driven women in making that connection.

This event was held in conjuction with the James Gallery exhibition "The Making of Americans." For more information, click here.

The Making of Americans