Poetry of Colors

  • March 27, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    18 West 86th Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Poetry of Colors: An Exhibition Tour of Sonia Delaunay: Living Art with Poetry Activations

March 27 at 6:00 pm

38 West 86th Street, Gallery


$15 General | $12 Seniors | Free for people associated with a college or university, people with museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members


Join poet Modesto “Flako” Jimenez for a vibrant poetry tour of the exhibition Sonia Delaunay: Living Art. Flako honors Sonia—a fellow interdisciplinary immigrant artist—lyrically tracing her life in art through the exhibited objects.


Modesto “Flako” Jimenez is a Dominican-born, Bushwick-raised, multi-hyphenate artist. As a poet, playwright, and educator, his work exists in and explores the intersections of identity, language, medium, culture, and community found in his personal life and beyond. Flako’s recent work includes Taxilandia, a multifaceted Bushwick community tour and poetic experience from the back of a taxicab that earned a Critics’ Pick by the New York Times and rave reviews from Time Out New York. Flako is the founder of ¡Oye! Group, a nonprofit that serves as an incubator for local and immigrant artists in New York City. He has been selected as a Princeton Hodder Fellow for 2023–24. In 2021 he received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award in performing arts and theater. Currently, Flako is working on Mercedes, a multidisciplinary art experience exploring the relationships between matriarchy and ancestors, familial bonds and inherited trauma, and how our own identity can impact our mental health.


Support for Sonia Delaunay: Living Art has been generously provided by the David Berg Foundation, Ann Pyne, the Sherrill Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Galerie Zlotowski, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, the Kroll Family Trust, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, and other donors to Bard Graduate Center.


Image: Photo by Maria Baranova.

Date & Time

Wed, Mar 27, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details


18 West 86th Street
Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events.

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