CoHosts: Tamms Year Ten and John Fonda Gallery, Tuesday, Feb. 17
CoHosts: Tamms Year Ten and John Fonda Gallery Tuesday, Feb. 17
6 p.m., Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St., (410) 756-0397, contemporary.org, free. Here's something totally unromantic: permanent solitary confinement. For up to 15 years, men were incarcerated at Tamms CMAX in Southern Illinois, living in isolated cells with zero human contact, being fed through door slots, and leaving their cell only to exercise in a concrete box a couple of times a week. After five years of legislative pushes toward prison reform, the grassroots campaign led by former Tamms prisoners, family members, artists, and activists successfully shut down the prison in 2013. In the final installment of the Contemporary's speaker series, The John Fonda gallery co-hosts a talk with the leaders of the campaign.