Bolton Library and Museum Services is celebrating the 200th birthday of the great American poet Walt Whitman with a number of special events. Whitman’s links with Bolton stretch back to the late 1800s and the founding of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship. This exhibition pairs lines from Whitman’s poems with etchings by the celebrated printmaker Mary Nimmo Moran, who was married to the Bolton-born artist Thomas Moran. Many of Mary’s prints depict locations near to the Morans’ home in Long Island, New York. Walt Whitman was born in Long Island and his poetry is filled with descriptions of the island’s unique scenery. These poetic evocations of place find their parallel in Nimmo Moran’s landscape etchings.
Sat 13 April to Sun 21 July, Bolton Museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9.30am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.