There are other major exhibitions in the works, including the following:
1. We are currently in talks with the Whitney Museum of American Art to co-sponsor a major retrospective on Edward Hopper, and artist who was greatly influenced by the work of Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson’s third cousin, twice removed – at her request). The show, called “Edward Hopper’s Emmett Lee Dickinson: The Definitive Nighthawk,” will open in the spring of 2017.
Information about a past exhibit on Hopper is HERE.
2. Also in the spring of 2017, the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum (above the coin-op laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard in historic Washerst, PA) will join with the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, to co-sponsor “Lampapolooza,” a landmark exhibit devoted to Louis Comfort Tiffany’s bond with Emmett Lee Dickinson.
For a short time in his life, Emmett Lee Dickinson worked as a child psychologist, and he realized that that young Louis Tiffany suffered from PTPZS, Post-Traumatic Petting Zoo Syndrome, stemming from a distressing and horrific encounter with a small goat outside a corn crib at a petting zoo. Dickinson treated Tiffany for years, and thanks to his untiring and persistent efforts, Tiffany was finally able to overcome his unfounded fears of flora and fauna – and he went on later in life to produce beautiful stained glass lampshades which depicted the very terrors of his youth.
Pictured at the left: A promotional poster for Lampapolooza.
3. Finally, we are also in talks with Tate Modern in London, England, to co-sponsor another exhibit on Georgia O’Keeffe called “Clouds In My Coffee.” This exhibit will include many of O’Keeffe’s paintings based on the poems of Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson’s third cousin, twice removed – at her request). Some of the Dickinson-related paintings of O’Keeffe’s are HERE.
In her autobiography Boys in the Trees, singer Carly Simon reported that O'Keeffe's painting and Emmett Lee Dickisnon's poem as among her favorite artworks. She also confessed that the subject of her song "You're So Vain" -- in which she uses the line "clouds in my coffee" -- was none other NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker.
As soon as details become available on any other upcoming shows, we will let you know! Stay tuned to the ELDM website for the latest breaking news related to Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request).