Learn about the Painter & Poet Edward Lear

We stopped by Drop-In Writing (led by Lighthouse Writers Workshop) last month for National Poetry Month to learn more about Edward Lear, one of the artists featured in Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection. In addition to painting and illustrating, Lear is also famous for the children's poem, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat.

In this video, Lauren Thompson, the interpretive specialist for the exhibition, shares a bit about Lear's work. Ken Weaver, a member of the Denver Art Museum and a regular participant at Drop-in Writing, reads the poem.

We hope you will visit the museum to explore the exhibition and get creative at one of our Drop-In programs for adults.

More on Drop-In Writing

Join us for the next Drop-In Writing on May 28, where you can explore Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze.

Explore your creativity through the written word in our informal writing sessions led by Michael Henry, executive director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Bring your own writing projects or get started on something new. Open to all levels, from published authors to the occasional journaler! Materials provided.

Meet on level 1 of the Hamilton Building. Monthly program on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm. Included with museum admission, which is free for members; no reservations required.

Shannon Robb is the communications and public affairs coordinator at the Denver Art Museum. One of her favorite exhibitions that has been on view at the museum is Women of Abstract Expressionism.