Brodsky Exhibit

May 24 is the birthday of Joseph Brodsky.  To honor this great poet on the 70th anniversary of his birth an exhibit opened October 10, 2010 in Rawson House, Brodsky’s home in South Hadley while he was on the Mount Holyoke College faculty, from 1974 until the year of his death in 1996. 

The exhibit centered on 47 large photographs donated to the Sycamores Committee by the Likhachev Foundation of Leningrad 35 of which are on display. These photos date from his early childhood (his father was a professional photographer), his exile to Siberia, and through his expulsion from the Soviet Union.  Only one is from his time in the United States, a photo of Joseph Brodsky, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mstislav Rostropovich in New York in 1974.   These photos are now in the Archives of Mount Holyoke College.  Photos of the interior of Rawson House taken while Brodsky was in residence are now on display.