The Last Supper: 500 Final Meals of US Death Row Inmates

Mike Stephen

The Last Supper, 2000-ongoing. Installation view of 357 kiln-fired plates in the 2009 exhibition Counter Intelligence, California State University, Los Angeles

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The Last Supper is an art exhibit currently at the Block Museum on Northwestern University’s campus. In it, artist Julie Green paints the final meals of Death Row inmates on a series of plates. In this conversation with Mike Stephen (in for Nick Digilio), she discusses the inspiration, what she’s learned from the process and what she hopes it does for visitors.

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