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John Rich Professor, professor of art and design
2069 Art and Architecture
“Worthy to the World: Prison Art”
Using the extensive digital archive and interviews with the artists of eighteen annual Exhibitions of Art by Michigan Prisoners, which present the work of hundreds of incarcerated artists, this book investigates the ways in which the challenges and conditions of prison life give rise to the aesthetics of prison art. The book also describes how the exhibitions have evolved to heighten awareness of prison issues, form community, and sustain the lives of incarcerated citizens.
Institute for the Humanities
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Ann Arbor, MI