Lunchtime Lecture

The Museum periodically hosts Lunchtime Lectures to accompany permanent and changing exhibits. This program features guest lecturers including scholars, historians, artists and book authors to name a few who speak from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM. These presentations are free and open to the public with limited seating and audience members are always welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. When available, guest speaker presentations will be made available online.

Poetry Reading with Catharine Savage Brosman

  • Location: Brick Gallery

  • Date: March 6th, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE

The Museum will host an informal Poetry Reading on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at 12:00 PM. Join featured poet, Catharine Savage Brosman for an intimate glimpse of her works as an American poet, essayist, and scholar of French literature. 

Brosman is a former professor at Tulane University, where she held the Gore Chair of French Studies.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rice University with a B.A. in Romance languages (1955) and an M.A. in French (1957).  She took her Ph.D. in French from Rice in 1960. She taught at Tulane University from 1968 to 1997. After living in New Orleans for nearly forty years, she moved to Houston at the end of 2007. She now splits her time between Houston and New Orleans.

Aerosols, which was recently released by Shotwell Publishing, has poems that are little puffs of air, thus the title.  They are auras, snippets of being but with prolonged meaning.  In the first section are 14 poems written about Louisiana.  Also included are poems translated from the French and poems in the manner of Yuan Hung-tao.  Travel poems in the book are from Arizona as well as abroad.  The final section has “Eleven Poems on Cocktails,” which includes both light-hearted and poignant poems.

In addition to 15 volumes of poetry, she has published 4 chapbooks of verse, and her poems have been reprinted in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. Copies of Brosman’s recent collection of poetry Aerosols will be available for purchase and to autograph.

This event is FREE and open to the public.