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Current Exhibition

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice

Until August 8, 2019

Works created by artists from Mural Arts’ Guild program and SCI: Phoenix.


Nasear Walton. Untitled (detail), 2019

Free with admission

About the Exhibition

Breaking Barriers: Art as Social Justice presents original artwork created by emerging artists from Mural Arts' Guild program—a pre-apprenticeship for young adults on probation—and artists at State Correctional Institution: Phoenix. Through an exchange of letters and images, these artists created a collaborative body of work that gives voice to the experiences and perspectives of individuals largely silent in our society.

On view in the first-floor classroom of the Collection Gallery.


This exhibition is the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts Philadelphia, the Barnes, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.