The friendship, humor, and work of the artist and poet.Read More
All Posts by Nancy Perloff
As curator of modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute, I am an art historian and a musicologist. In January 2017, I published the book, Explodity: Sound, Image, and Word in Russian Futurist Book Art, based primarily on the collections of Russian modernism at the GRI. I am the senior curator on the exhibition Concrete Poetry: Words and Sounds in Graphic Space.
Best known for his experimental films and his anthology of American folk music, Harry Smith was a fascinating multidisciplinary artist and avid collector.Read More