Word as Image

411 W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Aug 11, 12 PM - 7 PM — ends Jan 08, 2024
Word as Image showcases 20th-century artists who experimented with letters, words and symbols as visual motifs. Spanning the comical to the political to the conceptual, Word as Image calls our attention to how we are constantly “reading the image” in and out of museum spaces. Many of the artworks express ambivalence about the meaning and legibility of the text contained within, emphasizing instead the formal appearance of letters or numbers. Artists whose work is in the exhibition include Pablo Picasso, Liubov Popova, John Cage, Andy Warhol and others.