Art exhibition will run October 30 – December 6, 2017.
Join us in the Regina Peruggi Room on November 2 for a special, one-night-only display of additional BHCP student work (including academic writings and poetry) and a film about the history of the program.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the BHCP, a unique exhibition of artworks based on Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, by Herman Melville, has been created by the incarcerated women artists of the BHCP after participating in a course called “Illustrating the Novel,” taught by professor and artist Duston Spear. Their artwork will be shown along with pieces by invited artists whose work shares an affinity with the great American novel. Themes of obsession, cultural identity, communication across space, time, and species, and the embrace of the sea will be the subjects of interpretation.
The Moby-Dick Project is a recipient of the 2017 NYFA Opportunity Grant.