Society’s Cage; Photo Credit: Tiffany Thompson

Society’s Cage: What is the value of a Black life in America?

Society’s Cage, an experiential public art installation, is now exhibited on War Memorial Plaza, at 101 North Gay Street, through Friday, October 30, 9 AM – 9 PM daily.

Created by SmithGroup architects Dayton Schroeter and Julian Arrington, in the aftermath of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Society’s Cage highlights the historic forces of racialized state violence in America.

500 hanging steel bars form a cavernous cube with a habitable void, allowing visitors to experience the symbolic weight of institutional racism. A commissioned soundscape offer an emotive experience designed to build empathy and understanding.

Share your experience with us on social media with #SocietysCage.

Individuals interested in volunteering as a docent for Society’s Cage, please contact BOPA for more information.

Society’s Cage is a signature event of Free Fall Baltimore, presented by BGE and Maryland State Arts Council, produced by Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, with programming support from the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Baltimore). 

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