Mina Loy: Strangeness is Inevitable

From April 6, 2023 – September 17, 2023, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is hosting the first retrospective of poet and artist Mina Loy (1882–1966). Curated by Jennifer R. Gross, the exhibition features over eighty works as well as archival material of the modern artist and poet, including Contact 1 (December 1920), edited by William Carlos Williams and Robert M. Mcalmon, Loy’s poems “Oh Hell” and “Night in a Florence Slum”; Loy’s portrait of Flossie Williams; and a facsimile of a photograph of Loy and Williams in Alfred Kreymborg’s Lima Beans at the Provincetown Playhouse in December 1916.

The Bowdoin Art Museum Web Site features a Press Release and Illustrated Exhibition Labels. And Mina Loy’s editor and literary executor introduces the new exhibition: Opening Lecture: “Mina Loy: Strangeness Is Inevitable” with Roger Conover. Also see the commentary on the exhibition by Alan Glibert, Looking Anew at Mina Loy, From Paris to the Bowery in Hyperallergic.

Photo: Loy and Williams in the Provincetown Players production of “Lima Beans” (1916).