Michael Knight, senior curator of Chinese art and co-curator of the special exhibition Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, talks about the cultural and historic significance of Chinese calligraphy.
Thousand Character Essay, in clerical script. By Wen Peng, 1498-1573. Album of 85 double leaves, ink on paper. Loan Courtesy Guanyuan Shanzhuang Collection. Photography by Kaz Tsuruta.