Spanning a vast geographic and historical range, the nearly thirty works on display
in To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word are united by the inclusion of
words and letters as a central aesthetic motif. From Tibetan tantric parchment to
Nigerian textiles and contemporary artworks by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ken Solomon, Luke Butler, and others, each object in the exhibition uses text as a central feature
of its composition. In some cases, letters and words are presented as abstract motifs
and in others, their meaning is an essential part of the work's impact.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.