Drawings by Incarcerated Artists

Today we went to The Drawing Center to see the exhibition, The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists.

The exhibition is chronologically ordered starting with artists about 200 years ago leading up to people presently incarcerated. The Director of Education and Community Programs, Aimee gave us a private tour for over two hours and explained the stories behind the artists and their artwork. I was impressed by how focused and interested all of the young people were for so long in the same museum space, but it was obvious why: the artwork and stories were exceptional. I cannot thank Aimee and the Drawing Center enough for a truly amazing and memorable visit.

Afterwards, we headed to Washington Square Park since it was a beautiful day out. Along the way there we found giant blocks of ice and skated on them for a few minutes.