Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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Making Meaning from a Fragmented Past: 1897 and the Creative Process | A talk by ​Dr. Peju Layiwola


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Dr. Peju Layiwola, artist, Professor of Art History and head of the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, shares her expertise in the history of bronze casting in Benin, the legacy of the 1897 punitive expedition, and the fight for restitution. Layiwola’s work is inspired by history and her dual heritage (Yoruba and Benin).

Free with admission. Presented in collaboration with RISD’s Sculpture and Theory and History of Art and Design Departments.

​Dr. Peju Layiwola