The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum will open “PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard” in August. . Also revealing the one of a kind relationship between mail, digital technology and social media. It will be open through September 2016.
Over 500 artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world reveal regret,betrayal, desire, confession, childhood humiliation and other compelling confessions..
“Our hope is that visitors will be inspired to think about other people’s secrets—and their own—as invitations for empathy, understanding and connection,” said Sharon Klotz, exhibition director at the museum.
The exhibition highlights PostSecret, an art project that encourages people to mail homemade postcards with anonymous secrets to founder Frank Warren. Since 2004, Warren has received more than 500,000 postcards, and the PostSecret blog has had more than 700 million visits.
“PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard” will have hundreds of original PostSecret postcards as well as a selection of objects Warren has received .