Art Beyond Cornell aims to spread awareness about institutionalized youth to the Cornell community through campus wide events.

Summer 2020 Book Club

In Summer 2020, ABC hosted a weekly virtual book club, open to the Cornell community and beyond. We read and discussed Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis and A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison by Dwayne Betts.

2019-2020 Journal

Art Beyond Cornell's Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 journal documents the art activities, club events, and updates from ABC's officers in the time of COVID-19. Check out the journal to view paintings, portraits, puzzle designs, and more!

Fall 2019 Semester Art Gallery

In the Cornell community, we raise awareness by holding an art gallery 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.

2019 Journal, "The Phoenix"

The theme of our 2019 journal was "The Phoenix." Resident completed a project where they contemplated the phoenix, a mythical creature that obtains "new life" by rising from the ashes. Throughout the semester, the young men explored their personal connections to this creature.

2019 Criminal Justice Awareness Days

In April 2019, Art Beyond Cornell hosted Criminal Justic Awareness Days, a week of events on campus designed to spread awareness about instituionalization in the United States. ABC filled each of the major quads on campus with signs about mass and racialized incarceration, as well as the opioid and crack epidemics. ABC also hosted a movie screening, lecture on mass incarceration, and tabled in Willard Straight regarding these issues.

This organization is a registered student organization of Cornell University.