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Faces of Resilience

July 8 – August 22, 2022

About the Exhibition

Faces of Resilience is an exhibition of original artwork created by participants in Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and artists at SCI: Phoenix, southeast Pennsylvania’s maximum-security prison for men. The Guild is a paid apprenticeship that gives justice-impacted young people the opportunity to develop marketable job skills and reconnect with their community.

Faces of Resilience explores the theme of portraiture, literal and metaphorical. Works in the exhibition visualize personal experiences of loss and hope and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition gives voice to the perspectives of individuals who are otherwise largely silent in our society.

Faces of Resilience runs Friday, July 8, through Monday, August 22, in the Barnes Foundation’s first-floor gallery classroom. Access is free with admission to the Barnes.


Faces of Resilience is supported, in part, by Margaret Harris and Phil Straus, Laura and Marc McKenna, and an anonymous donor. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) generously provides support for all community engagement programs at the Barnes.