Cayuga Museum of History and Art
Case Research Lab Museum
203 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
V: 315/253-8051F: 315/253-9829


A View From Within The Walls

AUBURN, NY, May 8, 2003óBeginning Sunday, May 18th, visitors to the Cayuga Museum of History and Art will have the opportunity to get yet another perspective on life in the Auburn Prison.

Guest curator Juan Cruz near his sculpture and paintings.


As a companion to the on-going Both Sides of the Wall exhibit, the museum is proud to announce the opening of Windows Within The Wall: The Art of the Auburn Correctional Facility in the downstairs galleries.


This display of two- and three-dimensional art presents pieces crafted by former inmates of the Auburn Prison, some during the prisonís successful art program conducted in the early and mid-1970s. Featured artists include Joel Gaines, Steve Aucter, and guest curator, Juan Cruz.

Artist Joel Gaines next his painting of a chain gang.


The art exhibit, made possible by generous loans from individual collections as well as the Community Folk Art Gallery in Syracuse, will be on display from May 18th to June 30th. In conjunction with the museumís celebration of International Museum Day, refreshments will be served during the exhibit opening on the 18th.

The Cayuga Museum and Case Research Lab are located at 203 Genesee Street in historic downtown Auburn. The public is welcome to take tours Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the museum offices at (315) 253-8051, or visit the museum website at


Contact: Brett Bossard, Curator, 315/253-8051


To Cayuga Museum Prison Exhibit Announcement Text and Exhibit Images.
To 8-web page transcription of exhibit brochure.
To Auburn&Osborne menu page.
To Cayuga Museum web page.
To John N. Miskell's
'Executions in
Auburn Prison:
To John N. Miskell's
'Why Auburn?
Prison & Community
To John N. Miskell's
'Offering Hope:
Auburn Seminary,
Prison Connection'