Exhibition: States of Incarceration
States of Incarceration is the first national traveling multi-media exhibition on the history and future of mass incarceration in the United States. It was developed by faculty and students at twenty different universities across the country, including Brown, working together through a national program called the Humanities Action Lab with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences. Brown University’s contribution to this traveling exhibition came out of History Professor Amy Remensnyder’s “Locked Up: A History of Prison and Captivity,” taught both at Brown and at the Adult Correctional Institution in Cranston in the fall of 2015 (Professor Remensnyder currently holds the Royce Family Professorship of Teaching Excellence). A group of on-campus students in this class developed the panels on the global history of slavery that Brown submitted, which are exhibited in States of Incarceration. The exhibition will travel to the home cities of each of the contributing universities from April 2016 – October 2018, with stops at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA; the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans and the Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs.
On Thursday, September 15, from 5-9pm, the exhibition will take part in Gallery Night Providence with a special continuous screening of Denali Tiller’s documentary on Rhode Island youth with incarcerated parents, Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated.
URI Feinstein Providence Campus 1st and 2nd floor Lobby Galleries
80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9-9, Fri. and Sat. 9-4, Closed Sundays and Holidays
The exhibition is co-sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage at Brown University; The Urban Arts and Culture Program at URI Providence Campus; the Humanities Action Lab; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences.