From Langston Hughes to contemporary poets, the spirit of the blues has a long tradition in American poetry and lyrics. In conjunction with Blues for Smoke, this program brings together renowned poets Cornelius Eady, Tracie Morris, Fred Moten, Harryette Mullen, and Patricia Smith for an evening of spoken word, readings, and performance inspired by the blues aesthetic.
Free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm; no special tickets or reservations are required. Members enjoy complimentary and express entry to the Museum.
The Museum building is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. Service animals are welcome. Learn more about access services and amenities.