NEWS: Douglas Florian exhibition at Poets House in NYC

Poets House Opens Exhibition of Children’s Poet and Artist Douglas Florian

Sunday, February 26

Poets House art exhibitions focus on both the physical and visual manifestation of poetry, as well as works by visual artists that correspond to the poetic impulse. This month we launch two entirely different exhibitions of New York artists — one showcasing the work of children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian, the other highlighting the paintings of Darragh Park, whose art often graced the covers of poet James Schuyler’s books.

A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian

Special Book Signing & Reading at 11 a.m.

Children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian’s collage-work, witty wordplay and educational rhymes have inspired and entertained countless children. Florian was born and raised in New York City where he still lives and works. His love of poetry began in the fifth grade when he discovered the light verse of Ogden Nash at his local Queens library. He has written and illustrated more than 30 books of poetry, including the national bestsellers Insectlopedia, Dinothesaurus, Poetrees and more.

This exhibit features original artwork and poetry from his award-winning books.

Opening Reception: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; on view through Saturday, April 21.

All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (212) 431-7920 or visit

1 thought on “NEWS: Douglas Florian exhibition at Poets House in NYC

  1. You sent me to Battery Park hassle-free for a shimmering performance.
    Thank you for another spectacular connection home in my studio.
    Jeanne Poland

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