Exhibits & Programs
Philadelphia graffiti. Photo by Steve Weinik/@steveweinik. 2013
ALL BIG LETTERS
Curated by RJ Rushmore
January 20–March 3, 2017
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
How far would you go for your art? Would you pick a lock? Scale a building? Risk arrest? Those are just some of the occupational hazards of a graffiti writer. And for the (mostly) kids who birthed and grew this contemporary folk art movement, the recognition is worth it. To illicitly spray paint a pseudonym on enough public spaces to earn a reputation requires taking risks, thinking creatively, and being resourceful. But to those outside the graffiti world, their work can be misunderstood or under appreciated. So the first show of 2017 in Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, ALL BIG LETTERS, showcases graffiti in an effort to demystify its tools and strategies.
ALL BIG LETTERS is supported by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Brewerytown Street Art Walking Tour with Curator RJ Rushmore
Meet at W Girard Ave & N 27th St, Philadelphia
Monday, February 6, 2017
Do-It- Yourself Zine Workshop with Adam VOID
James House, Haverford College