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Upcoming Exhibition


July 5 – August 26, 2024

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


Keith Andrews. Time Away: JR and PopPop (detail), 2024

Free with admission.

About the Exhibition

Visions 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, reconnect with their community, and explore the transformative power of art. Artists at SCI Phoenix work year-round in a dedicated studio space creating public art for Mural Arts and personal bodies of work, from which the pieces in Visions are drawn.  

The artworks in Visions bear witness to the artists’ lived experiences, manifest their creative spirit, and evoke unrealized dreams. The exhibition gives voice to the perspectives of individuals who are otherwise largely silent in our society.  

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


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).

Visions and the Barnes’s restorative justice programming is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pam and Tony Schneider, along with Joan and William Goldstein, Margaret Harris and Phil Straus, an anonymous donor, and other generous individuals.


Visions is made possible through an ongoing partnership between the Barnes and Mural Arts Philadelphia.

The artwork created by Guild participants was made possible by a partnership with Second State Press.