Wednesday, October 26th – Chris Semtner (Poe Museum)

Promo photo of Poe Museum curator Chris Semter alongside Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, October 26th – Chris Semtner (Poe Museum)

The Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Chris Semtner has written several books on Edgar Allan Poe and appeared on BBC 4’s Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death, and Women and the Military Channel’s History: Facts vs. Fiction. The New York Times called his Library of Virginia exhibit, Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster, “provocative” and “a playful, robust exhibit.” Semtner’s paintings have entered numerous public collections including the Virginia Historical Society and the University of Maryland. He has exhibited paintings at Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

Logo of the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia featuring Poe's infamous Raven perched on the "O" in Poe