Catching up with DAP

The Brown University rapper we spoke to last year just dropped a new album.

Last March, we ran an article about Brown University student Dolapo Akinkugbe, known by his rapper name, DAP. More than a year later, we catch up with the him to find out about his new album and what he’s up to.

Three Local Artists Earn Rhode Island Foundation Fellowships

The grants were awarded to three visual artists who are looking to make creative waves in the Ocean State.

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund has awarded $25,000 grants — with no strings attached — to three local artists in visual arts, music or literature every year since 2005.

Rare Art

A new exhibit features portraits of children with rare diseases.

“Beyond the Diagnosis” debuted at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School in early 2015 with seventeen portraits. Now it boasts nearly 150, including six children from Rhode Island, and paintings contributed by twenty-two Rhode Island artists.

Art and Nuclear Ecology

David Winton Bell Gallery’s latest show processes nuclear fallout into fine art.

Film still from “Untitled (Human Mask),” Pierre Huyghe, 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Hauser and Wirth, and Anna Lena Films. Below: “Jar of Trinitite (Tasters Choice/Proving Ground),” 2015. Courtesy of the artist. Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace, San AA film of an anthropomorphic monkey in post-apocalyptic Fukushima. X-ray photographs of decades-old radioactive glass from the world’s first nuclear test…

Experience Virtual Reality at the RISD Museum

The RISD Museum presents "DiMoDa," a virtual reality exhibit where visitors can experience art in a whole new way.

Surrounded by unblinking stars in the shadowy vacuum of space, I’m not entirely sure how I’m breathing. I tread across an enormous asteroid towards a museum, a building that looks like a cross between a Greek temple and a greenhouse. Smaller asteroids hover far above me: One has an enormous head (with its tongue lolling out) sprawled across the rocky…