Windows on Death Row: Art from Inside & Outside Prison
Swiss journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann and international New York Times cartoonist Patrick Chappatte have curated a one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring more than 60 artworks by people incarcerated all over the United States, who were asked to draw and paint their daily life on Death Row. Their work will appear alongside art by renowned editorial cartoonists.
Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. The reception will feature artist Ndume Olatushani, who was wrongfully sentenced to death, spent 28 years in jail, and was freed in 2012. After the reception, Sister Helen Prejean, whose story was brought to international attention in the Academy Award–winning film Dead Man Walking, will discuss her work to end the death penalty.
The exhibit will run from Thursday, October 22 to Friday, December 18, in Annenberg East Lobby, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. This program is co-sponsored by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the USC Office for Religious Life, the USC Caruso Catholic Center, the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, the USC School for Cinematic Arts, and Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights.
Additional sponsors include Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs who provides support for this project which aims at fostering inclusive and constructive debates on the death penalty.
For more details and to RSVP, please visit the USC Visions and Voices page here.