'The Women Who Loved Poe' at the Lippitt House


“The Women Who Loved Poe,” a new film installation, reveals the inner life of one of America’s most misunderstood and enigmatic writers, Edgar Allen Poe, including his search for love and meaning, as told by the women he loved.  The historic Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum in Providence, located only blocks from where Poe once walked the streets, will host the new immersive exhibit  six days this month: October 17, 19, 21-24.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, and there will be an artists talk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

WHERE: Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence.

WHEN: Opening reception, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct 17; 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, with an artist talk from 1-2 p.m.; Noon-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Monday, Oct 21 through Thursday, Oct 24.

COST: Free.

MORE INFO: Advance registration is required for the gallery talk. Call 401/453-0688 or register at www.LippittHouse.org.


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