What will you do at Planet Word? In The Spoken World, you’ll dive headfirst into the awe-inspiring diversity of the world’s languages! This gallery brings together spoken and signed languages from across the globe with the help of thirty-one language ambassadors—native speakers and signers who will engage you in conversation to introduce you to their languages.
Poems can uplift, inspire, challenge, and change us. A poet’s careful use of words can bring us comfort or stir outrage in the face of injustice. In short, a poem is a powerful thing — one of the most powerful ways we can use words — so we knew that poetry would have to have a special place at Planet Word.
Planet Word announces an interactive sound installation by world-renowned contemporary artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Curious about how Planet Word came to be? Here, Ann talks about what inspired her to bring language to life with this one-of-a-kind museum.
What’s Planet Word up to in 2019? Read up on the rehabilitation of the Franklin School, our exhibit design process, and what to expect in the year ahead.
In honor of our June 4th groundbreaking ceremony, founder Ann Friedman shares her thoughts on how far Planet Word has come—and where it’s headed very soon.
A message for the new year from founder Ann Friedman.
Patty Isacson Sabee Joins Planet Word as its First Executive Director
D.C.’s Franklin School to become nation’s first interactive museum of words and language