• Field Research Office, Barnes Foundation (map)
  • 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19130
  • United States

Join artist Michelle Angela Ortiz at the Monument Lab Research Field Office located on the grounds of the Barnes Foundation this Fall for a series of free paper flower workshops, in conjunction with her Seguimos Caminando (We Keep Walking) prototype monument at City Hall. Ortiz is making thousands of paper flowers, a tradition passed down by her maternal grandmother, with messages of freedom for the families detained at the Berks Detention Center, a prison outside of Philadelphia for immigrant families. The flowers created here will be assembled in a creative action at City Hall in late October. Ortiz intends to honor mothers previously or currently unjustly detained at Berks Detention Center along with partners from the Shut Down Berks Coalition. Ortiz will adorn the windows of the Field Office with the flowers to prepare them for City Hall, and then re-stage this creative action in the Barnes Foundation's light filled Annenberg Court on Sunday, November 5.

Workshops in the Field Research Office 
Sunday, Oct.1: 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7: 1-4 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 14: 1-4 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 20: 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21: 1-4 p.m.

Activations in The Barnes' Annenberg Court 
Monday, Oct. 23: 12:30-3 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 5: 9-11:30 a.m.