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Revitalizing the Metcalf Building 

An anonymous $4 million gift jump-starts RISD’s plans to renovate the iconic 1914 Metcalf Building.

Expanded Support for First-Generation Students

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

​Breaking with Convention

SEI Faculty Fellow Ernest A. Bryant III challenges students to find new meaning in the images that surround all of us.

New Professorship in Sustainability

A generous gift helps RISD bring art and design to bear on the future of the planet.

Recasting the Dutch Golden Age

SEI Fellow Jane’a Johnson studies violence, visual culture and how race is reflected in archives and museums.

Continuing Ed Enrollment Skyrockets

In moving its CE classes online, RISD opens the floodgates to passionate new students from across the US and around the globe.

Decolonizing Pedagogies at RISD

Faculty, curators and librarians come together for a semester-long seminar on decolonization that builds on the institution’s commitment to advancing social equity and inclusion.

Harnessing VR for the Arts

RISD participates in a Microsoft virtual reality study aimed at developing an immersive classroom environment that meets the needs of artists and designers.