Catch the Arts Research Institute’s latest exhibitions throughout July

There’s still time to see the Arts Research Institute faculty-led exhibitions “Swirling” and “Beautiful Words are Subversive.” Both are free and on view until the last weeks of July.

“Swirling” is a multichannel video with sound created by Hope Ginsburg, associate professor of painting and printmaking, and collaborators Matt Flowers and Joshua Quarles. The project, which documents underwater coral farming and reef restoration, is on view through July 30. Learn more at VCU News.

“Beautiful Words are Subversive” is an exhibition curated by Black Chalk & Co., which was founded by Nontsikelelo Mutiti, assistant professor of graphic design, and Tinashe Mushakavanhu. “Beautiful Words” is an exploration of the restrictions on artistic freedom in Zimbabwe. It will be on view through July 26.