The current exhibit at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum contains personal letters and confessions written by Al Capone, Ghandi, Lee Harvey Oswald, Mata Hari and Mary Queen of Scotts. Charles Manson's letter on notebook paper is one of the most interesting, if just for its biohazard possibilities.
Letters from the Pen will be up through June 30, 2008.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010