Join us for a festival of music and films presented in conjunction with the exhibit Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes,on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art from August 19 through November 23. The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of Yousuf Karsh, one of our greatest portrait photographers, whose portrait subjects include such political, social and literary figures as Nelson Mandela, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and Robert Frost.
The Afterglow: A Tribute to Robert Frost is a documentary narrated by Burgess Meredith that combines stunning visuals and literary criticism, breathing new life into Karsh’s portrait of Frost, which will be on display. Following the screening, USC English professor and poet Mark Irwin will present a discussion and poetry reading. Irwin, a nationally acclaimed poet and four-time Pushcart Prize winner, has been described as a “descendant of William Carlos Williams and Hart Crane.” He is the author of six collections of poetry, and he has also translated several French and Romanian works. Irwin teaches undergraduate and graduate poetry workshops at USC.