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Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice at The Barnes Foundation

Date/Time

Jul 11, 2019 to Aug 8, 2019
11:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Description

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts Philadelphia's Guild Program- a paid apprenticeship for formerly incarcerated individuals and young adults on probation- and State Correctional Institution: Phoenix. Through an exchange of letters and images, these artists crated a collaborative body of work that gives voice to the experiences and perspectives of individuals largely silent in our society.

This exhibition is the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts, the Barnes, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice is on view in the first-floor classroom of the Barnes Collection Gallery July 11 through August 8, and is free with Barnes General Admission.

Murat Arts' Restorative Justice program engages individuals who are incarcerated, on probation, or on work release. The program provides opportunities for these individuals to reconnect with society in productive ways through community engagement, skill building, and collaborative mural projects.

Cost

Free with Barnes General Admission

Location

View map The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Phone

215-685-0750

Contact name

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Contact email

eventsintern@muralarts.org

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

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