November 07, 2016
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.
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.