November 11 2006 through January 14, 2007
In an age of e-mail and instant messaging, More Than Words reconnects us with the wonders of handmade communications. The exhibition features more than 75 hand-illustrated letters from such celebrated artists as Alexander Calder, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Andrew Wyeth. Their communications offer an intimate view of the artists’ worlds-their families, friends, business relations, travels, and personal observations. This impressive assortment of correspondence, including exuberant thank-you notes, winsome love letters, reports of contemporary events, and more-each in the sender’s own distinctive style, will fascinate anyone interested in American art or intrigued by the vanishing tradition of letter writing.