A new exhibit, which opened at Tulane University this January, shines a light on the challenges women inmates face in the American prison system. More than 30 artists partnered with formerly incarcerated women to create powerful representations of experiences that are far too often ignored. The exhibit, “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana,” was covered in the Times-Picayune and features displays encompassing a wide array of visual media.
Miriam Taylor, a spokesperson for the museum, summed up the exhibit’s purpose, saying:
“The show . . . comes at a time when our nation, states and local communities are grappling with how to have collective and constructive conversations about the issue of mass incarceration,” Taylor said.