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Solving Incarceration Through Art

Thursday, June 15, 2017
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On Monday, the Museum of Modern Art hosted launch of the The Art for Justice Fund. It was an exciting evening full of stimulating conversation…and a few cocktails, too. Created by The Ford Foundation, the Art for Justice Fund aims to use the resources of art institutions and organizations to help solve the problem of mass incarceration in America.


Monday’s even was really a tribute to Agnes Gund. And why not? She has been a driving force behind this Fund, donating over $100 million raised from the sale of artwork from her personal collection. 


Also on the program were singer Toshi Reagon, actress Anna Deavere Smith, New York Times Columnist Charles Blow, Equal Justice Initiative Founder and President Bryan Stevenson and “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman. Other attendees included Catherine Gund, AC Hudgins, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Hilton Als, and Robyn and Tony Coles.


 




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