Join us for the Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 15-17, 2022, at the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

Marking Time is an ongoing initiative that aims to explore the reach and impact of prisons on everyday life through a focus on art and culture. The summer convening will be the first opportunity for Marking Time artists, collaborators, and supporters to gather since the pandemic. The panels, workshops, and events will also feature local artists and organizations that are committed to ending mass incarceration and transforming the criminal legal system.

Schedule of events:

Friday July 15, 2022: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 16, 2022: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each day will feature events, panels, workshops and meals.

Join us on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to view the Marking Time exhibition.

Register for the event to confirm your seat at the symposium.

For more information, please contact Steven G. Fullwood, exhibitions coordinator for Marking Time at

The newest exhibition at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center amplifies the voices of incarcerated artists and criminal justice advocates through powerful visual art. Art made in prison is often excluded by established art institutions, but Marking Time aims to shift aesthetic currents and help people understand the reach and impact of the carceral state.

Marking Time is included with general admission and is free for Members and on Fifth Third Community Days.