Article on “Prison Galleries” in The Vanderbilt Hustler

“Diverse though they are in medium and subject matter, the pieces featured in the exhibit were all crafted by inmates on death row at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. As the first project of REACH Coalition, a discussion group and outreach program for prisoners, the exhibit aims to convey the idea that human expression is universal, even behind prison bars. According to Lisa Guenther, curator and associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, the exhibit sought to “invite a real engagement with the prisoners as artists, as people, as human beings.””  Read more here.


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