Art for Justice is thrilled to come into conversation with Julie Mehretu on how art and artists can end our carceral system – from policing to extreme sentencing. Julie will also unveil a new painting she is graciously donating to support Art for Justice. The multi-faceted event will also feature Art for Justice founder Agnes Gund, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and others and a performance by Grammy Award winner Rhiannon Giddens.
Thanks to the Marian Goodman Gallery for its generous partnership in this effort.
Come celebrate Julie’s alchemic act of turning art into justice. Together, we can transform our criminal legal system and secure a healthy and safe future for all.
Download the full program, including participant bios, here.
It Takes Artists, Advocates and Allied Donors
Helena Huang, project director, Art for Justice Fund
Love and Gratitude to Julie Mehretu
Agnes Gund, founder, Art for Justice Fund
Exploring Change, Erasure and Renewal
Pamela Joyner, collector and philanthropist
Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Reimagining Justice, Healing and Repair
Julie Mehretu, artist
Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation
Turning Art into Justice
Emily-Jane Kirwan, executive director, Marian Goodman Gallery
Making an Impact
Sherrill Roland, interdisciplinary artist
Syrita Steib, founder and executive director, Operation Restoration
Building Safe and Healthy Communities
Catherine Gund, Governing Board, Art for Justice Fund
Hear My Song
Rhiannon Giddens, Grammy award winning musician
Wednesday, May 26th
8:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm PST (60 minutes)