A Pop-Up Museum in New York Illustrates the Harmful Effects of Broken Windows Policing


When the New York Civil Liberties Union puts together a pop-up museum, it’s not your typical Instagram bait. The Museum of Broken Windows, which opened last Saturday, trades colorful photo ops for sobering educational displays that illustrate the harmful effects that so-called broken windows policing has had on the African American and Latino communities, particularly here in New York.

“This is New York City. We should be the leaders in criminal justice reform, and that starts with ending broken windows policing,” exhibition curator Daveen Trentman told artnet News at the museum’s press preview. Her company, the Soze Agency, which specializes in creating social impact campaigns, worked with the NYCLU to organize the organization’s first-ever themed art show. (The NYCLU…

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