Judiciary and the Arts- 2021

Judiciary and the Arts is a project of the Justice for All: Courts and the Community initiative with the Justice  Resource Center and the New York City Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects. The Matisse Foundation has provided support to the Justice Resource Center for this project.

The goals of the project are through the visual arts, to introduce students to the organization and functions of the federal judiciary, and to encourage students to learn about the historic and present-day role of the federal courts in the development of the law in the United States.

Students prepared a visual representation of one of the four subjects listed below:

  1.  The life and pre-judicial career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was born in Brooklyn and was the Supreme Court justice for the Second Circuit.
  2. The life and career of Justice Thurgood Marshall, for whom the Second Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse in Manhattan is named.  2021 is the 20th anniversary of the naming of the courthouse at 40 Foley Square in honor of Justice Marshall
  3. One of four famous trials for which scripts for reenactments of the trials have been created:

Constance Baker Motley, James Meredith, and The University of Mississippi;

Susan Russo v. Central School District No. 1;

  – The Heart Mountain Draft Resisters;

  – The Amistad.

  1. A courthouse or courtroom of the future.
Bronx International High School
Millennium Art Academy
High School of Art and Design

East- West School Of International Studies

High School of Art and Design Courthouse Presentations: