Art Behind Bars: The Creativity Inside Prisons
This class explores the increasing presence of all the arts in prisons throughout the country. The course uses video's, archival material, reading material and in-person or Zoom interviews to investigate how and why art is taught in prisons. The class will also look at art produced by incarcerated artists as well as art by those who are still practicing after going home. Students will also use internet resources to present artists creating music, dance, theatre, painting and writing while incarcerated.
Students enroll in PMA 2642.