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The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia

Date
Saturday, July 2, 2011Sunday, September 25, 2011
Time
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia

This focus show features writing instruments produced in cosmopolitan centers such as Paris, Isfahan and Kyoto. Every culture that values the art of writing has found ways to reflect the prestige and pleasure of writing through beautiful tools. Writing implements, such as pens, knives and scissors, as well as storage chests, pen-cases and writing desks, were often fashioned with precious materials: mother of pearl, gems, imported woods, gold and silver. Once owned by statesmen, calligraphers, wealthy merchants and women of fashion, these stunning objects highlight the ingenuity of the artists who created them and underline the centrality of the written word in the diverse cultures that produced them. 

Add to Calendar 07-02-2011 10:00:00 09-25-2011 17:00:00 15 The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia Every culture that values the art of writing has found ways to reflect the prestige and pleasure of writing through beautiful tools. Once owned by statesmen, calligraphers, wealthy merchants and women of fashion, these stunning objects highlight the ingenuity of the artists who created them and underline the centrality of the written word in diverse cultures. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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