Exhibits + Performances

“Transcendent Futures” - Virtual Art Exhibit Opening

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

Taking stock of where we’ve been. Moving beyond where we are.

With the daunting challenges of the year 2020, including a global pandemic, renewed struggles for racial justice, and ongoing environmental and climate concerns, CSREA’s new art exhibit features 20+ artists whose artwork explores hope, connection, and community, as we collectively strive to build a world thatRead More

"Transcendent Futures" Virtual Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:00 am to Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 pm

October 2020 - June 2021

"Taking stock of where we’ve been. Moving beyond where we are." With the daunting challenges of the year 2020, including a global pandemic, renewed struggles for racial justice, and ongoing environmental and climate concerns, CSREA’s new art exhibit features 20+ artists whose artwork explores hope, connection, and community, as we collectively strive to build a world that works for everybody.

View the complete exhibit online.

Concert: Hip Hop artist Akua Naru + Live Band

, Bass Performing Arts Space

Join us for a special closing concert following the end of the CSREA conference “R-E-S-P-E-C-T-A-B-I-L-I-T-Y: Black Women’s Studies Since Righteous DiscontentRead More

“Joy + Justice” Art Exhibit

September 2018 - May 2019

How do we live joyfully while working for justice? This question lies at the heart of this exhibit. The 22 artists assembled here display a broad range of subjects, styles, and traditions, but they share a common thread: connecting joy to justice.

Ashley Bryan • Ricardo Levins Morales • Ashley Lukashevsky •Read More

In Solidarity: Exhibiting Civic Engagement, Protest, and Activism on Campus

Take a break from studying and join us for a special end of semester open gallery afternoon on campus.  Gallery spaces across campus will be open from 12:00-2:00 PM on December 12th for all to visit. Each exhibition examines issues of civic engagement, activism, and protest through archival documents, contemporary artwork, historic photographs, and music. DropRead More

Black Alumni Reunion Event: “Telling Us Who We Are: The Importance of Black Arts, Media, and Culture Today”

This conversation among alumni artists, journalists, and producers considers the important and changing role of media, art, and storytelling in shaping community and racial and ethnic imaginations in contemporary society.

Moderator: Tricia Rose AM’87 PhD’93, P’14, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives,Read More

Welcome Reception and Exhibit Opening: “Joy + Justice”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

Join us as we celebrate the new academic year! Enjoy light refreshments, learn more about our programs and initiatives, and view our new exhibit “Joy + Justice,” featuring work from over 20 artists.

Image: Luanne Redeye, "Self Portrait with Red Birds"

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Meet & Greet with Sci-Fi Author Samuel Delany

CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street

You are cordially invited to a special "Meet & Greet" breakfast event with critically acclaimed and award winning science fiction writer and critic, Samuel R. Delany. Renown for his imaginative world building and critical insight, Delany's works address race, sexuality, and social issues, as well as perception, language, and the complexities of the human experience.

Exhibit: The Body As Site Of

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 am to Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:00 pm

CSREA, 96 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

September 2017 - May 2018

In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives: Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi, and Carolina Hicks.

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