The Museum of Broken Windows Pop-Up Exhibit Opened in New York

The Museum of Broken Windows Pop-Up Exhibit Opened in New York

The Museum of Broken Windows Pop-Up Exhibit Opened in New York

Free exhibit features 60 works from artists around the country as well as discussion panels and a screening of the doc ‘Crime & Punishment’
Open until Sunday, September 30


Police car sculpture by Jordan Weber; Photo by Sy Abudu for NYCLU

(NEW YORK) – September 25, 2018 – On Saturday, the Museum of Broken Windows Pop-Up Exhibit opened its doors in Greenwich Village, New York (9 West 8th St b/w 5th & 6th) to display 60 works of art from 30 artists illustrating a critical look at the practice of “broken windows policing.” Curated by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Soze Agency, the Museum of Broken Windows grew out of the NYCLU’s decades-long advocacy and litigation to reform police practices that harm New Yorkers, including curbing stop-and-frisk and promoting transparency and accountability. A recent study conducted by the NYCLU documenting the affects of aggressive policing on local communities can be viewed here.
The Museum is hosting a series of discussions all week as well as a screening of the critically-acclaimed Hulu documentary Crime & Punishment on Saturday at 7pm. The pop-up is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit
Thursday, September 27, 7pm
Smart Justice. A panel of experts including Nicole Triplett (NYCLU), Rashad Robinson (Color Of Change), and Darren Mack (Just Leadership USA) discuss how Broken Windows police tactics drive the mass incarceration crisis in New York, and how we can achieve smarter justice.
Saturday, September 29, 3pm
Ending the Police Secrecy Law. Family members of people who have been killed by police will speak about the impact of a state law that shields police misconduct records from public scrutiny. They will also discuss efforts to repeal that law this legislative session. *Please check back for exact start time*
Saturday, September 29, 7pm
Screening: Crime + Punishment. A screening of the new Hulu documentary Crime + Punishment, about the NYPD 12, a group of officers of color who challenged the NYPD’s quota system.

Full gallery of exhibit photos can be accessed here: [credit: Sy Abudu for NYCLU]

“41 Shots” installation by the Soze Agency

“….and counting” by Ann Lewis (1,093 toe tags documenting every police-related death in 2016)

Artist Tracy Hetzel created a series of watercolors of women holding portraits of their sons who were killed by the NYPD.

“Stop and Frisk” by Jeff Gipe

Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger “Writing on the Wall”


“Protect and Serve” by Ti Rock Moore
Hours: Thursday from 10 AM – 8 PM and on 
Friday and Saturday from 10 AM – 9 PM
Location: 9 W 8th Street, New York, NY 10011


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