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Prison Drawings--Past and Present; Exhibit in SoHo and Walk 2A5(W)

Date and Time

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Location

SoHo,
New York, New York City,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

On view at the Drawing Center, "The Pencil is a Key" displays art by prisoners through the decades and around the world. Some learned their craft while in prison and others were well-known artists when they entered--many names will be familiar to you. The drawings featured in the exhibit provide evidence of the persistent human need for self-expression and that art can flourish in extreme conditions. Although not meant to be political, the exhibit will surely trigger questions and issues to think about. Tiffany Shi, Development Associate, will provide an approximately 30-minute introduction. The group will stay for another ½ hour-40-minutes for a closer examination before leaving for a walk in SoHo and beyond. As an added bonus, admission to the Drawing Center will be free of charge through January 4th. We will meet at a designated location in SoHo at 1:30 (after lunch). Please send me an email to register. I will respond with details.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

The Drawing Center

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Pencil drawing by incarcerated artist

Activity

Walks

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

2A5

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader





I'm a long time AMC walks leader. I love to explore neighborhoods, parks and gardens in New York City and New Jersey. I take special notice of architectural detail, and public art. I look for opportunities to visit galleries, art museums and historic house museums. I welcome you to walk with me so that I can share the many discoveries I've made along the way.