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's 'Let Me Explain'

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 

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