Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wild Release #728
Mom and I went to see a very moving exhibit at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art this evening. Entitled "Resurrection," it featured larger-than-life portraits of ten men who were wrongfully convicted of various crimes and sentenced to death, but who were later cleared through DNA tests and the efforts of The Innocence Project. Artist Dan Bolick expertly captured each man's story of despair, exile, and hope on his canvases. I left another story—"Exile," by Blake Nelson—on a pillar near the entrance when we went in, and it was gone by the time we left.