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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MoMA and the Midtown Community Court






MIDTOWN — A wall of an exhibit inside the Museum of Modern Art is papered in lace and covered with embroidered quilt patches, each stitched by hand by a different artist with a different past.
But all have one thing in common — everybody who worked on the project has a prior arrest for prostitution.
The artists, whose work is on display as part of the museum's 2012 Community Partnership Exhibition, have all taken part in the Midtown Community Court’s Women’s Independence, Safety and Empowerment program, an alternative to jail for women who have been arrested for prostitution in Manhattan.Click to read more:

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