Gallery Spotlight – Director’s Inspiration: Spike Lee

Gallery Spotlight – Director’s Inspiration: Spike Lee

Pop-up poetry performances by Roger Guenveur Smith in the Director’s Inspiration: Spike Lee gallery. 

Director's Inspiration: Spike Lee Gallery in STORIES OF CINEMA

The Education and Public Engagement team invites visitors to a special celebration on the closing day of the Director’s Inspiration: Spike Lee gallery in the museum’s ongoing core exhibition Stories of Cinema.  

Join actor and writer Roger Guenveur Smith for pop-up poetry performances in the gallery. Smith’s poetry is featured in the book Spike Lee: Director’s Inspiration, produced in conjunction with the gallery presentation. Academy Museum Associate Curator Dara Jaffe will introduce Smith inside the gallery.

Performances will begin every 30 minutes, with four total (1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm).

This is a free program with the purchase of general admission. Museum admission for children ages 17 and under is always free. Purchase a copy of the book Spike Lee: Director's Inspiration  and receive discounted general admission on the day of the event. Tickets are $45 for adults; $39 for seniors (age 62+); and $35 for students (age 18+ with valid ID) and includes a copy of the book. 

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email 

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