Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Photo of Nicole R. Fleetwood form shoulders up wearing green top.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6:30 PM*

Nicole R. Fleetwood

In conjunction with the exhibition Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton, which includes drawings Barton made while incarcerated, Nicole R. Fleetwood, James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, talks about the exhibition Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, that explores the impact of the US prison system through contemporary visual art. Through the work of artists who are or have been incarcerated alongside artists who have not, the exhibition reveals how punitive governance, predatory policing, surveillance and mass imprisonment impacts millions of people. Art made in prison is crucial to contemporary culture, though it has been largely excluded from established art institutions and public discourse. Marking Time aims to shift aesthetic currents, offering new ways to envision art and to understand the reach of the carceral state on life today.

The event will take place in J. Pierpont Morgan's Library. By entering the museum, you agree to our updated Visitor Guidelines and Policies. Masks are required for attending all public programs.

*The exhibition Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton, will be open for program attendees at 5:30 PM.

Tickets: 
$20; $15 for Morgan Members; free for students with a valid ID.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.