Opening Celebration | Seeing through Stone at SJMA

A blue sky and clouds initially looks peaceful, but small details of detriment appear in the sky, looking ominous. The painting appears to be of the sky, but at the bottom, a street, grass, and prison appear from behind the clouds.

Maria Gaspar, Cloud Out (Suspend), 2023. Archival inkjet print with oil pastel on paper, 41 x 75 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Clare Britt.

Opening Celebration: 6–9pm • Member Reception: 6–7pm
Free admission starting at 6pm

Celebrate the opening of Seeing through Stone at SJMA, part of the ongoing Visualizing Abolition series, which brings together artwork that engages with prisons, justice, and freedom to provide a vision and model of abolition in practice. Galleries are open late. Stop by El Cafecito by Mezcal Restaurant for a light bite, cash bar, and live music by the Brian Fitzgerald Trio.

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Member Reception

6–7pm: Members, join us in the Wendel Education Center for wine and light bites ahead of the opening remarks. Check in at the membership table and pick up your souvenir button.

Opening Celebration

7pm: Remarks by S. Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director and Lauren Schell Dickens, chief curator