Art from Within

Saturday, May 18, 2019
12:00pm - 5:00pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY


Through a collaboration between El Museo del Barrio and Columbia University’s Justice-in-Education Initiative, incarcerated people created art on the theme of self-care and self-expression. While investigating El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection, participants were inspired by works by Latinx artists whose art is a part of their self-care and is an empowering tool for reflection about justice. Each week the participants were introduced to a new art activity that invited them to open their senses, tell and share personal narratives, and build community. The collaboration culminates in this exhibition of student work.

This exhibition is funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.