History, Art & Culture

Speaking Our Minds

in partnership with the Rappaport Foundation

Senior Curator Sarah Montross moderates a panel on Speaking Our Minds: Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion. The panel features recent Rappaport Art Prize recipients, Sam Durant, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Daniela Rivera, and Sonya Clark.

America is at a crossroads. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and countless others have sparked a national movement, shed light on deep-rooted social injustice and precipitated long overdue conversations on systemic racism.

The Rappaport Foundation & the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum have partnered to assemble a panel of world- renowned artists, and educators to discuss the role art and cultural institutions play in creating a culture of racial equity.


Opening remarks: Phyllis Rappaport, Chairperson, the Rappaport Foundation

Moderator: Sarah Montross, Senior Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum


Sonya Clark: 2020 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Professor, Amherst College
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: 2007 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Professor of Fine Arts & Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University
Sam Durant: 2017 Rappaport Art Prize winner
Daniela Rivera: 2019 Rappaport Art Prize winner, Professor, Wellesley College

Speaking our Minds