|Clark Art Presents: When Justice Fails
|08:00AM / Monday, February 05, 2024
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 pm, the Clark Art Institute presents a talk by Marc Howard, Professor of Government and Law at Georgetown University.
This free lecture takes place in the Clark's auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
According to a press release:
One of the nation's leading advocates for criminal justice and prison reform, Howard discusses historical and contemporary perspectives on what constitutes fairness in the justice system through an examination of the Clark's newly acquired drawing The Painful Fairwell, or Lesurques's Farewell to His Family (c. 1796–1802) by Hilaire Ledru. The drawing depicts the imprisoned Joseph Lesurques (1763–96), whose name in France is synonymous with judicial error. In a case of mistaken identity, Lesurques was convicted of a murder-robbery he did not commit and was guillotined. His wrongful execution helped inspire Victor Hugo's campaign against capital punishment decades later.
Free. Accessible seats available; for information, call 413 458 0524.
Admission to the Clark is free through March 2024.