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ABC: Art by the Letter

December 12, 2017 - June 3, 2018

ABC: Art by the Letter highlighted the Harn’s diverse collecting areas through an alphabetical exploration of subject matter, medium and formal elements. Favorite and lesser-known works illustrated the visual and phonetic connections to the English language and alphabet. From alligator to zig-zag, this exhibition delighted children, families and the young-at-heart.

Artists represented in the exhibition included Milton Avery, Mathew Brady, Utagawa Hiroshige, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jamini Roy, and Jerry Uelsmann, among others. Forty-six works in a variety of media represented the twenty-six letters in the alphabet and were drawn from all Harn collecting areas--African, Asian, Modern, Contemporary, Photography, Ancient American, Oceanic, and Prints & Drawings before 1850.

Find the accompanying hardback children's book ABC: Art by the Letter available for purchase in the Museum Store.




Image Credits (left to right): 
Gustavo Montoya, Niña en amarillo (Girl in Yellow), n.d, Oil on canvas, Museum purchase, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art
Utagawa Hiroshige, Fukuroi: Flying Kites, Edo Period (1615-1868), 1848-1849, Ink on paper, Museum purchase, gift of private donors
Hiram Williams, Swimming Gator, 1993, Mixed media on canvas, Gift of Hiram and Avonell Williams