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RISD news and announcements

Grad Photography Work on Display

First- and second-year MFA students simultaneously present two distinctive approaches to exhibiting fine art.

Visualizing Hard Science

Students in a fall Digital + Media research studio use high- and low-tech tools to explore the changing Narragansett Bay and develop creative research projects.

Perspectives on Praxis

RISD students test ideas about art and pedagogy by working directly with local teenagers.

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Voices from the Archives

Fleet Library at RISD digitizes hundreds of historic lectures and interviews now available to the public online.

Crafting Connections

Visiting scholar Namita Gupta Wiggers encourages RISD students to use research as a way of catalyzing community, action and visibility.

Now on View

A conversation with Director of Campus Exhibitions Mark Moscone.

RISD Welcomes New Hires Focused on Race and Decolonization

Full-time faculty members to join RISD in fall 2021 as a result of the “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative.

Fulbright Fellows on the Move

RISD alums Sabina KariatJessina Leonard and Masha Ryskin will conduct research in Turkey, Germany and Israel during the 2021/22 academic year.

New Scholarships Boost Accessibility

RISD’s Continuing Education division partners with multiple nonprofits to support BIPOC youth interested in pursuing careers in art and design.

Expanded Support for First-Generation Students

New RISD First-Generation to College Pre-Orientation Program will offer a multifaceted experience for incoming students.

Update on Advancing Social Equity

RISD shares progress and next steps towards its commitment to being proactively anti-racist.

RISD Alums Make 30 Under 30 List

Four recent graduates are included in Forbes’ annual roundup of emerging talents.