The Barnes Museum newest exhibition, ‘Faces of Resilience‘, showcases original artwork created by participants in Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and artists at SCI: Phoenix—southeast Pennsylvania’s maximum-security prison for men. As a release states, the Guild is a paid apprenticeship that gives justice-impacted young people the opportunity to develop marketable job skills and reconnect with their community.
‘Faces of Resilience’ in particular explores the theme of portraiture in both the literal and metaphorical sense. The different works in the exhibition are said to visualize personal experiences of loss and hope and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition aims to “give voice to the perspectives of individuals who are otherwise largely silent in our society.”
‘Faces of Resilience’ runs Friday, July 8, through Monday, Aug. 22, in the Barnes Foundation’s first-floor gallery classroom. Access is free with admission to the Barnes.
For more information, visit barnesfoundation.org