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Covering Letter "Covering Letter"/Philadelphia Museum of Art

Installation view of "Covering Letter" from 2012.

November 07, 2016

New art exhibit shows letter from Gandhi to Hitler

Jitish Kallat's 'Covering Letter' will open at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A new exhibit will open Nov.13 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Jitish Kallat's "Covering Letter" is an immersive installation and video projection that presents a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler. 

Gandhi wrote the letter five weeks before the start of World War II, making a plea to Hitler to rethink what he is doing to the world. In the exhibit, the powerful words of the letter are projected onto the walls and floor.

The letter is an important piece of history but Kallat believes Gandhi's words can go beyond the intended recipient and "speak to anyone, anytime, anywhere."

An interview with Kallat from 2012 goes into detail:


The exhibit will be at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Perelman Building until early March.


Jitish Kallat: "Covering Letter"

Sunday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, March 5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | $14-$20 general museum admission
Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
(215) 763-8100