Phyllis Wattis Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Marjorie Perloff on the Futurist Moment

Part of Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years

Marjorie Perloff on the Futurist Moment

Date + Time

Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Founded in 1995 through the generosity of Phyllis Wattis, this SFMOMA lecture series brings innovative thinkers to the Bay Area. Known for her seminal text The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant-Guerre, and the Language of Rupture, Marjorie Perloff works across modernist and contemporary poetics to explore innovative form and its reception. In this talk she considers futurist aesthetics and their legacies in contemporary art, performance, and poetics. After her remarks, she’ll be joined in conversation by Johanna Drucker.


Marjorie Perloff, literary critic
Johanna Drucker, Martin and Bernard Breslauer Professor of Information Studies, UCLA

Admission + Ticketing

$10 general; $7 SFMOMA and partner institution members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

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Image: Marjorie Perloff; photo: courtesy Stanford University