History Exhibits

The Big Graph

The United States imprisons 2.2 million citizens, the highest incarceration rate in the world, by far, and yet has no national prison museum. Now, for...


2013 - 2014

Artist Installations

Hannah Bertram: The Poetry of Transformation

This temporary installation consists entirely of dust that the artist has collected at Eastern State Penitentiary. The work, in two cells, is intended to...

Cindy Stockton Moore: Other Absences

These 50 portraits represent individuals murdered by men and women who would eventually be sent to Eastern State Penitentiary. The stories of victims are...