RUSUNUNGUKO (liberty / independence / freedom)

4.11.24 | 5pm–10.31.24 | 11:59pm
April 11, 2024 | 5pm–October 31, 2024 | 11:59pm |
The Dome Gallery


The Dome Gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of Yale Schwarzman Center, 168 Grove Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

The building is temporarily accessible to Yale ID holders only. If you wish to visit RUSUNUNGUKO but do not have a Yale ID, please email and we will contact you to arrange a convenient time. Thank you for your cooperation.

Designer and visual artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti is the assistant professor and director of graduate studies in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. Mutiti’s printed works, films, and installations engage with the history and aesthetics of hair braiding in black life. “Ruka” (Shona for “to weave, braid, or knit”) brings social binding alongside physical braiding; the arrangements of salons, living rooms, and porches where hair is braided provide social contexts for her projects. 

Witness Mutiti's latest work, RUSUNUNGUKO (liberty / independence / freedom), on view beginning April 11, 2024, in The Dome Gallery at Yale Schwarzman Center during the building's open hours.

There will be an open reception for RUSUNUNGUKO and Moving Sculpture: A Collaboration Between Sculptors & Projection Designers on April 11 from 5pm-7pm in The Dome - no registration required.