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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents Square Word Calligraphy Classroom by the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Xu Bing.

Xu Bing has invented a method of writing English words in rectangular arrangements which resemble Chinese characters. This thought-provoking, interactive installation invites visitors to rediscover what it means to read and write. Desks with ink, brushes and copybooks are set out for gallery visitors and a video and instruction manual guide them in learning Square Word Calligraphy.

Workshops are free, but space is very limited. To attend RSVPs are required. Contact Miriam Machado at or 305.348.1808 to reserve your space or for more information. All the materials will be provided.

Two sessions per day:

  • Session 1 from 10-11am
  • Session 2 from 11-12pm