In this guided tour of Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols, visitors will discover the stories behind symbols from the STOP sign to the laugh-cry emoji and learn about how symbols play a critical and ubiquitous role in everyday life. As communication tools designed to break language barriers, symbols instruct, protect, entertain, connect, and communicate beliefs. Tour led by the exhibition’s curator, Emily Orr, Associate Curator and Acting Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts.

Tour meets in the Great Hall.

Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols is made possible with generous support from the Marks Family Foundation Endowment Fund.

Featured Image: Climoji, 2018; Illustrated by Manuja Waldia and Anna Lin; Concept and design by Marina Zurkow and Viniyata Pany; PNG files; Courtesy of Climoji