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Windows Of Death Row Exhibit Opens In Annenberg

The exhibit displays artwork from artists and editorial cartoonists, as well as inmates on death row.

The Windows on Death Row art exhibit in Annenberg East Lobby opened its doors to the public Thursday night. The exhibit displays paintings, drawings, cartoons and more from artists, as well as more than 70 inmates sentenced to death, who were asked to illustrate their lives on death row.

Some of the most striking works also poked fun at the very idea of execution and incarceration, leading visitors to consider the ethical and legal dimensions of the death penalty. Journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann and cartoonist Patrick Chapette, the exhibit's curators, gave speeches at the event and walked around to meet visitors. Artist Ndume Olatushani was in jail for 28 years and wrongfully sentenced to death before being released in 2012. Olatushani also spoke at the event.

This exhibit is particularly close to home in California, which has more than 700 inmates on death row--the highest for any state in the country. The United States currently has more than 3,000 people total on death row.

Admission is free and the event is schedule to run through November 18th. 

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