Bard Graduate Center Logo Why Come to Hear JoAnne McFarland?

JoAnne McFarland, BGC Library Artist-in-Residence, will give a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on her work as a painter, poet, and curator on Monday, February 11, at 12:15 pm. Her talk is entitled “Filibuster Baby: JoAnne McFarland’s Art of Disruption.”

JoAnne McFarland is a poet, painter, and curator from Brooklyn. She is the former Exhibitions Director of A.I.R. Gallery and the founder of Artpoetica, a project space in Gowanus Brooklyn that links literary and visual expression. Her latest poetry collection, Identifying the Body, was published in 2018 by The Word Works. Her artwork is part of many public and private collections, including the Library of Congress and the Columbus Museum of Art. In her practice McFarland treats violence and creativity as diametrically opposed: each act of making thwarts violence’s aim to destroy. Visit her website:

This talk will take place in the Seminar Room at 38 West 86th Street and is open to the BGC community and invited guests. Please RSVP to