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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

When:
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Where:
Joann Cole Mitte Texas State Galleries
Description:

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Cost:
Free
See:
https://txstgalleries.org
Sponsor:
Contact:
Texas State Galleries
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Exhibitions, Visual Arts
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates