“Letterforming,” the newest exhibition at Wake Forest University’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery, presents a historical overview of the complex development of letters and words. Starting from pictorial beginnings, “Letterforming” traces the evolution of text, typefaces and print and notes the current shift back towards picture-based communications. It highlights historical moments that resulted in a radically diverse approach to the problem of conveying ideas and information, through writing, across the world’s cultures. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8.
Cost: “Letterforming” and exhibition programs are free and open to the public.
About Wake Forest University:
Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at www.wfu.edu.
About the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery
Wake Forest University’s fine arts gallery is focused on presenting challenging and engaging artwork; mostly contemporary, but sometimes focused on historical works or selections from the breadth of Wake Forest University’s collections. Through 6-8 exhibitions a year, the Hanes Gallery’s goal is to encourage a direct and involving experience with the artwork. Learn more about the Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery hanesgallery.wfu.edu.
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