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Arts and Performance

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States

January 18, 2022March 11, 2022 EST

Syracuse University Art Museum

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Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the US through art inspired by the interviews of thirty formerly incarcerated women of Louisiana—the state known as the “Prison Capital of the World.” Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, Per(Sister) seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exhibition was curated under the leadership of former museum director Monica Ramirez-Montagut (current executive director of the MSU Broad Art Museum) with curatorial assistance from Laura Blereau and production assistance from Miriam Taylor. It was developed in equal partnership with per(sisters) Syrita Steib and Dolfinette Martin with additional support provided by Operation Restoration and Women with a Vision in New Orleans.

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Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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This event was first published on November 23, 2021 and last updated on January 5, 2022.

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