Read the catalog here, including contributions by Trevor Paglen, Solmaz Sharif, Natasha Trethewey, Jericho Brown, and current and former detainees.

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Detainees at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay have made art from the time they arrived. The exhibit will display some of these evocative works, made by eight men: four who have since been cleared and released from Guantánamo, and four who remain there. They paint the sea again and again although they cannot reach it. 

Free and open to all. Enter at 899 10th Avenue (at 59th Street) and proceed to the President's Gallery, on the 6th floor of Haaren Hall. Open Monday-Friday 9-5 pm.

Closing reception and panel discussion on Monday, 1/22, 6-8 pm; more information and RSVP here.

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Curators: Erin Thompson, Paige Laino, and Charles Shields

Special thanks to the Center for Constitutional RightsReprieve US, Alka Pradhan of the Military Commissions Defense Organization, Beth Jacob, Suprita Datta, Gail Rothschild, Ran KampelJulian A. Jimarez Howard, Melaney Portillo, and Amanda King.