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Closing Weekend at the Davenport Jail

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July 8 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

Join us for the final open weekend of The Writing on the Wall at the Davenport Jail! Devon Simmons and Matthew Wilson, who have interpreted The Writing on the Wall at previous iterations including The High Line in New York, will guide visitors through the installation. Dr. Baz Dreisinger, who conceived the project together with her students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and artist Hank Willis Thomas, will attend together with the exhibition’s curators in order to discuss issues of art, incarceration, and the carceral history of Santa Cruz County. Refreshments will be provided.

The Writing on the Wall is organized by Rachel Nelson and Gina Dent in partnership with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History as part of Visualizing Abolition, a public scholarship initiative at UC Santa Cruz designed to shift the social attachment to prisons through art and education. Funding for Visualizing Abolition is provided by the Mellon Foundation.

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