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.