Curator's Workshop: Visualizing Abolition

A lush garden with wooden fences that evokes window sills.

jackie sumell and Tim Young, UC Santa Cruz Solitary Garden, 2019–ongoing.

12pm PST · Online
SJMA Member Exclusive

Join Lauren Schell Dickens, chief curator, as she discusses Visualizing Abolition, the ongoing initiative exploring art, prisons, and justice, collaboratively organized by SJMA and the Institute of Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. She'll discuss the origins of the initiative, the role of artists in abolition, and the messiness of collaboration, while touching on past, present, and future Visualizing Abolition projects including Barring FreedomSky Hopinka: Seeing and Seen (currently on view), and Sadie Barnette: Family Business (opens March 10).

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Curator's Workshop is a quarterly, virtual program where SJMA's curators share insights into their current projects, ideas, research, and recent discoveries with members. 

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