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Scarlet Speakers in the Heart of Your Home: Art and Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Date & Time

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.


Lectures & Speakers


Virtual Event


Presented by the School of Arts and Sciences

Scarlet Speakers in the heart of your home
Nicole Fleetwood

Join Nicole Fleetwood, critic, curator, and professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers, for a presentation on Art and Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

Fleetwood is coeditor of Aperture magazine’s Prison Nation, a special issue focusing on photography’s role in documenting mass incarcerations. She has co-curated exhibitions and public programs on art and mass incarceration at the Andrew Freedman Home, Aperture Foundation, New York; Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick; Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia; and Cleveland Public Library.

Fleetwood is the author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination, and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness, which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association.