Dec 3rd 2022

Newberry Library – Ruggles Hall

Calligraphy evolved into a fine art practice in the mid-20th century, and it continues to be reimagined by artists today. To keep the art of beautiful lettering alive, it must be practiced.

Join us and the Chicago Calligraphy Collective for an interactive and family-friendly event focused on the history of handwriting. Enjoy demonstrations of different lettering styles, participate in hands-on lettering activities, and tour our current exhibition, Show of Hands: 500 Years of the Art & Technology of Handwriting. This event is open to writers of all ages.

The Chicago Calligraphy Collective is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting the study, practice and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications and strives to enhance public awareness and interest in the calligraphic lettering arts.

This event is part of the programming inspired by the Newberry exhibition A Show of Hands: 500 Years of the Art and Technology of Handwriting, open September 9 through December 31, 2022.

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