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Through My I: Art from SCI: Phoenix

July 14 – August 21, 2023

About the Exhibition

Through My I: Art from SCI: Phoenix presents original paintings created by artists at State Correctional Institute: Phoenix, southeast Pennsylvania’s maximum-security prison for men. The works on view both portray the visual reality of incarceration and imagine a world beyond prison fences and concertina wire. These works are also a statement to the outside world, where the voices and visions of those incarcerated are rarely heard or seen.

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


Through My I: Art from SCI: Phoenix is made possible through ongoing cooperation between the Barnes and Mural Arts Philadelphia.


Lead support for community engagement and family programs is provided through the Comcast Center for Community Engagement at the Barnes. Generous endowment support for community engagement programs is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), and additional annual support for these programs comes from generous individual, corporate, and foundation donors.