A photo taken from the perspective of a cemetery in Bosnian, featuring rolling, misty hills on a thickly cloudy day; In the foreground is a seemingly endless expanse of field. The whole photo is in tones of deep yellows, greens and blacks.

Photography by Ivana Kovačević

A photo taken from the perspective of a cemetery in Bosnian, featuring rolling, misty hills on a thickly cloudy day; In the foreground is a seemingly endless expanse of field. The whole photo is in tones of deep yellows, greens and blacks.

The Carriage Held but just Ourselves – And Immortality.

Photography, Ivana Kovačević

Instagram: @tristram.and.shandy

 

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist

Framing the opening stanza of Emily Dickinson's "It's all I have to bring today" (F17) is a beautiful watercolor illustration on an orange-toned background. Above the poem are an owl, a porcupine, and a chipmunk carrying different kinds of seeds, and to the right of the poem stanza is a little African American girl in a green dress with her hair pulled back in a green ribbon, carrying a pumpkin

Art by Olivia Coucci

Framing the opening stanza of Emily Dickinson's "It's all I have to bring today" (F17) is a beautiful watercolor illustration on an orange-toned background. Above the poem are an owl, a porcupine, and a chipmunk carrying different kinds of seeds, and to the right of the poem stanza is a little African American girl in a green dress with her hair pulled back in a green ribbon, carrying a pumpkin

Art by Olivia Coucci

Inspired by Emily Dickinson poem F17, 2020

Instagram: @theartfulolive

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist

A black ink drawing of Emily Dickinson, in the style of her famous daguerreotype

Art by Linda Simionato

A black ink drawing of Emily Dickinson, in the style of her famous daguerreotype

Art by Linda Simionato

Ink and paper, 2020

Instagram: @lindaillustrazioni and @lindasimionato23
Facebook: @linda.simionato23

 

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist

Black ink on sepia toned paper, this is a drawing of Emily Dickinson posing with a knowing smirk, holding a mouse by the thumb and forefinger of her right hand and with an enormous, mohawked bird perched on her left forearm

Art by Melinda Narro

Black ink on sepia toned paper, this is a drawing of Emily Dickinson posing with a knowing smirk, holding a mouse by the thumb and forefinger of her right hand and with an enormous, mohawked bird perched on her left forearm

Hope

Ink, Melinda Narro, 2020

Instagram: @mknarro13

 

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist

An ink painting of Emily Dickinson, her hair down, framed in gold with a bouquet of flowers and skulls beneath her. She holds a quill in her right hand. More flowers are at the top, along with a banner reading "Emily Dickinson"

Art by Kristýna Monczková

An ink painting of Emily Dickinson, her hair down, framed in gold with a bouquet of flowers and skulls beneath her. She holds a quill in her right hand. More flowers are at the top, along with a banner reading "Emily Dickinson"

Art by Kristýna Monczková

Inspired by Emily Dickinson, 2020

Instagram: @kristynamonczkova

 
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Text from poem fr660: "I Took my Power in my Hand - And went against The World -"

Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Text from poem fr660: "I Took my Power in my Hand - And went against The World -"

 

This statement was originally released on June 3rd 2020:

Today, in our distress over recent devastating events, we stand with our community and with the Black Lives Matter movement against racial injustice and inequality. We recognize that real change is necessary both in our country and in our museum.⁣

We believe that museums are not neutral: they should be part of public conversations on contemporary issues such as racism, injustice, and oppression. Museums have long been institutions that hold and reflect cultural values and collective memory. Now, they have an even greater responsibility to be active participants in challenging age-old and contemporary systems of oppression. ⁣

Like other museums, the Emily Dickinson Museum has a duty to examine the history it teaches and to expand the stories it tells. Emily Dickinson lived through a catastrophic Civil War rooted in racial injustice and oppression. Her family was part of a society that benefited from the labor of immigrants, African Americans, and Native Americans in service to a privileged White majority. The poet’s literary work was made possible by the labor of these domestic servants. The Emily Dickinson Museum strives to tell this full story. Our new interpretive plan will place greater emphasis on the perspectives of Irish, Native American, and free Black workers in the Dickinson households, making plain issues of race and class in Dickinson family daily life. ⁣

At the Emily Dickinson Museum we recognize that this interpretive work is but one step in the greater effort to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and access for audiences, staff, and leadership in institutions like ours. Dickinson’s revolutionary poetic voice became an agent of change, both in the literary canon and in the lives of individuals who find depths of meaning in her account of our human condition. As an institution, we are committed to the continuous work of change that museums can and should be doing to build an equitable society.

A pen and ink drawing of a brick arch looking into a garden, in which stands a solitary gold statue. In the foreground there are two bare trees and some greenery. Below is the text "One need not be a chamber - to be haunted, -Emily Dickinson"

Art by Jean Sanders

Art by Jean Sanders

Pen and ink, Inspired by various Emily Dickinson poems, 2020

http://jean-sanders-illustration.com/
Instagram: @jeanbeans

 

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist

A pencil sketch of Emily Dickinson on ruled paper, with the text of Emily's poem beginning "In this short life . that only lasts an hour" above

Art by Mary Pace

A pencil sketch of Emily Dickinson on ruled paper, with the text of Emily's poem beginning "In this short life . that only lasts an hour" above

Art by Mary Pace

Pencil on paper, Inspired by Emily Dickinson poetry, 2020

Instagram: @marypace.jpg

 

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A black and white drawing of Emily Dickinson in pen

Art by Rachel Paschke Thompson

A black and white drawing of Emily Dickinson in pen

Art by Rachel Paschke Thompson

Ink on paper, 2020

Instagram: @rachelpaschket

 

Featured as part of Emilytober2020 with permission from the artist