November 18: "Peaceful protest against Black Pete stopped on the way to Dokkum." Concerned about the unacceptable erosion of the fundamental right to protest and about the growing acceptance of bigotry and intimidation in the Netherlands, the Dutch Art Institute stands in solidarity with all the activists among our students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends who continue to be unwavering in raising awareness about the true nature of Zwarte Piet.

Blackface the documentary (CNN): African-American filmmaker Roger Ross Williams goes on a journey to understand why the notoriously liberal Dutch feel compelled to dress in blackface during the annual holiday tradition of Sinterklaas. How can a country that boasts of a multi-cultural society and liberal attitude be so oblivious of its own colonial past?