A collection of poems inspired by the de Young museum’s art and architecture for World Poetry Day with The Last Hoisan Poets & Friends, presented by The Last Hoisan Poets on Saturday, March 25, 2023.
Welcome to your museum — a place for poetry.
Practiced throughout history — in every culture and on every continent — poetry speaks to our common humanity and shared values. It builds bridges that bring people together. The simplest of poems can be a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
De Young Museum (Public Space)
Time flows by Genny Lim, written in response to Drawn Stone by Andy Goldsworthy.
Welcoming by Flo Oy Wong, written in response to the Marcus Garden of Enchantment, landscape design by Hood Design Studio.
Ode by Nellie Wong, written in response to M.H. de Young Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, Fong & Chan Architects, principal architect
One Eye – a open community poem, inspired by the sculpture of Ruth Asawa
Gallery 4 (ART OF THE AMERICAS)
A Song for Nezahualtcoytl by Genny Lim
Chukchi Woman by Genny Lim
Changing Woman by Genny Lim
Gallery 5 (Contemporary ART)
YOU, THE TAWNYMAMA by Flo Oy Wong
These Glassy Fruit Are On View by Alaina Gupta & Flo Oy Wong
Gallery 17 (MODERN ART)
separated from her companions, a wild duck flies alone by Nellie Wong
No One, Nothing, Yes, You by Nellie Wong
steaming splashing hot by Flo Oy Wong
Lhola Amira: Facing The Future
We All Come from Water by Genny Lim
Kehinde Wiley: An Archeology of Silence
Premonition by Genny Lim
Soldier of Fortune by Genny Lim
No Sleep by Genny Lim
Morpheus: (Go to Sleep) Dream by The Last Hoisan Poets