Albert Pinkham Ryder was a distinguished poet as well as a profoundly influential artist. His art is the subject of the Whaling Museum exhibition "A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art." Now you can explore Ryder’s imagination and vision through his poetry, the poetry of others, and the poetic themes in Ryder’s paintings, during A POETIC VISION, a two-part virtual program. First up on July 29 is A CONVERSATION ABOUT RYDER’S POETIC VISION AND LEGACY. Join "A Wild Note of Longing" Guest Curator Christina Connett Brophy, PhD; New Bedford’s poet laureate elect Sarah Jane Mulvey; and local poet Elizabeth LaValley for this FREE online discussion. Everett Hoagland, New Bedford’s first poet laureate and professor of English at UMASS Dartmouth, will recite his original poem called "How to Paint a Poem," which was inspired by Ryder’s paintings and the book accompanying the Ryder exhibition. Advance registration is required.