Why Wordless?

Artists & Authors

Why would you create a book with no words? And how do you read a wordless picture book to children? Join David Wiesner, guest curator of Speechless: The Art of Wordless Picture Books and exhibition artists Molly Bang, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, and Eric Rohmann as they answer these questions, pose questions to one another, and share their process in creating wordless picture books.

Can’t make it on November 18? Join us on December 2 for our second Why Wordless? virtual program when David Wiesner is joined by Matthew Cordell, Barbara Lehman, and Chris Raschka.

Explore Further
Past Exhibition
July 17 - December 5, 2021
Seeing is believing in this celebration of wordless picture books.
Story Board
Discover the origins of wordless picture books.