Prison Creative Arts Project

  1. June 21, 2022

    Prison arts project artists to debut exhibit at summer fair

    A group of artists from the U-M Prison Creative Arts Project and incarcerated artists from the United Kingdom will present artworks in the exhibit “We Bear” at the Ann Arbor Art Fair on July 21-23.

  2. March 15, 2022

    Prison artwork in person again after pandemic limits

    U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project presents the 26th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners at the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus from March 22-April 5.

  3. March 17, 2021

    U-M celebrates 25 years of prison art exhibitions with virtual gallery

    As the world marks a full year of the pandemic, U-M’s Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners celebrates its silver jubilee with a digital gallery by U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project.

  4. February 27, 2020

    U-M volunteers crisscross state to gather prisoners’ art

    About 40 U-M volunteers drove 3,800 miles to 26 prisons in Michigan in search of the best works of art created by prisoners for U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project in an exhibition that opens March 18.

  5. October 7, 2019

    Obituary: William (Buzz) Alexander

    William (Buzz) Alexander, who founded the Prison Creative Arts Project and trained thousands of students, teachers, activists and prisoners to illuminate and work to end mass incarceration, died at his home in Ann Arbor on Sept. 19 at the age of 80 from frontal temporal degeneration. Alexander was a professor emeritus of English language and…
  6. March 18, 2019

    Prison Creative Arts Project hosts annual exhibition with 670 pieces

    The U-M Prison Creative Arts Project presents the 24th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, one of the largest prison exhibitions in the world, beginning Wednesday.

  7. October 1, 2018

    English lecturer edits literary magazine written by prisoners

    As editor of the Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing, Phil Christman does not bat an eyelash at the idea of bringing the arts to prisoners in Michigan.

  8. February 23, 2016

    RC presents unique Michigan student-prisoner photo exhibit

    U-M students and prisoners at the Thumb Correctional Facility are collaborating on Humanize the Numbers, a photography workshop that is part of the Prison Creative Arts Project.