Art Beyond Cornell is a student run organization that aims to bring new perspectives to both Cornell students and institutionalized youth by providing a means of self-expression, communication, and growth through art. We volunteer weekly at the MacCormick Secure Center (a high-security prison for men up to 21 years of age in Brooktondale, NY) and bring a wide range of art projects to the residents. By sharing these projects with the Cornell community, we hope to cultivate an awareness of the American carceral system, and specifically its consequences for youth, on Cornell’s campus.
No prior art experience is necessary!
In the Cornell community, we raise awareness by holding an art show at the end of each year, showcasing the artwork done over the course of the semester and giving all Cornellians a chance to reflect on the perspectives of these talented young men.