An Evening with Nikki Giovanni: Poetry Reading and Screening of Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project

By Harvard Art Museums

A colorful photograph shows an older Black woman with short and curly white hair smiling at the viewer.

A colorful photograph shows an older Black woman with short and curly white hair smiling at the viewer.

.: মঙ্গলবার, এপ্রিল 2 5অপরাহ্ন – 8অপরাহ্ন.

The screening and poetry reading will take place in Menschel Hall, on the Lower Level of the Harvard Art Museums; doors to the hall will open for seating at 4:30pm.

The film will begin at 5pm and the poetry reading will begin at 7pm. The seating for the film will be open from 4:30 to 6pm. If you’d like to attend only the poetry reading, seating will re-open from 6:45 to 7pm sharp.

We expect this to be a popular event, so we recommend arriving in the first seating window, between 4:30 and 6pm.

All ages.


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400

No application or registration needed.


Free admission, but seating is limited.


  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
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The reading will be livestreamed beginning at 7pm on the Woodberry Poetry Room YouTube channel.

Wheelchair accessible.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

Additional information

The program will begin with a screening of the 2024 documentary Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project (HBO Documentary Films; English; 102 min.), which celebrates Giovanni’s life and work and looks at the revolutionary historical periods she’s lived through—from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. The screening will be followed by a poetry reading by Giovanni. She will be introduced by award-winning poet and current poet laureate of San Francisco Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Last updated মার্চ 26, 2024.

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