Special Feature: Beyond the Wall - A Visual Writing Exhibit

The point of including a segment from one of the Dead Sea Scrolls in this collection is that, though early scripts and various dormant languages remain illegible for the average museum goer, that same audience stands in long lines, anxious to inspect these types of linguistic artifacts. It makes no difference if the writing describes an everyday business transaction or contains a section of a long poem. The observer searches these cursive marks, these ragged parchments, often seemingly akin to natural sketches, for an understanding of history, ontology, human capability, the self, prophetic clues, as to where these fascinating remnants of the generations of tribes and peoples are pointing.