Words and pictures have a long history of playing well together, sometimes reinforcing and sometimes contradicting each other. Word Play is an exhibition of more than forty works of art in a variety of mediums, featuring images by artists who incorporate letters, words, and phrases into their visual creations.
Betty Hahn, Let Me Explain, 1998, Five-color lithograph with photocopy, photo transfer
and chine collé. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Betty Hahn, 2010
(2010.24.1) © Betty Hahn. Photo by Cameron Gay.
In this packet you will find:
- An introduction to the themes present in Word Play
- Examples of works in the exhibition
- Collage activity
- Concrete poem activity
- Typeface activity
- Information on how to share your creations with us