Arresting Patterns: Race and the Criminal Justice System traveled to the African American Museum in Philadelphia from April 30 - September 11, 2016, and expanded to include Philadelphia based artists Mary Dewitt, Theodore A. Harris, Avtomat Kalashnikova, as well as Felandus Thames and Martine Sims. Dialogue from local artists, activists, and museum educators grounded issues of systemic racism in the criminal justice system within the city. A new commission by Avtomat Kalashnikova contemplated the museum’s location, which is distinctly isolated from the rest of the historic district, next door to the city's police headquarters, and across the street from the federal prison. Return to the main exhibition page.
Installation Views, Arresting Patterns at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, April 30 - September 11, 2016. Photos by M. Edlow; Courtesy of AAMP.