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Scarlet Speakers in the Heart of Your Home:

Art and Activism in the Age of Mass Incarceration 

Nicole Fleetwood, Critic, Curator, and Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University

Please join us virtually on July 16, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 


Nicole FleetwoodNicole R. Fleetwood is a critic, curator, and professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is coeditor of Aperture magazine’s “Prison Nation” (Spring 2018), 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. Her exhibitions have been praised by the Nation, New York Times, and New Yorker. She is the author of Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020), On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination (2015), and Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness (2011), which won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association.

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