The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Education and Art in Prison: Discovering Energy, Curiosity and Talent Behind Bars

Marcia Klotz

March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

How does one create when your only material is paper? Dr. Marcia Klotz – director of UArizona’s Prison Education Project – and UAMA’s Curator of Exhibitions Olivia Miller will explore the significance of prison education programs and how the Museum got involved in the Art on the Yard project at Tucson’s prison complex. Miller will also discuss how the exhibition Hobby Craft was created, and recently incarcerated artist Scott Gleason will share what it means to be incarcerated and creating art.

Marcia Klotz is an assistant professor in both English and Gender and Women’s Studies who focuses primarily on contemporary literature, film and theory. She obtained her PhD from Stanford University in 1994 in German Studies. She is currently organizing PRISM (Prison Instruction to Strengthen Minds), a coalition working to bring higher education to incarcerated students in the Arizona Department of Corrections in Tucson; participating in a research cluster on Critical Finance Studies; and writing the book manuscript Forgive Us Our Debts: Economic Theology in the Age of Finance Capital.

This event is part of the Spring 2020 Museum Lecture Series.