While Alix Lambert may currently be best known as a writer and documentary filmmaker, her work as a visual artist has been shown extensively and at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including at The Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Georges Pompidou Center. We are pleased to host a small selection of Lambert’s work in conjunction with her scholarly visit to the University of Missouri this month. The lithographs presented are the result of years the artist spent sitting in on courtroom proceedings in Brooklyn, making sketches as she observed. Because this intimate view reveals how the justice system interacts with its citizens, she considers these works a sort of portrait of America. She says, “If you want to understand community you live in, simply sit in a courtroom and pay attention.”