Legacies of the Slave Trade

SEI Research Fellow Christopher Roberts examines Providence’s historical connections to slavery and colonialism and their impact on the present day.

A World without America

Visiting artist Dread Scott shares his vision for change with RISD students.

Cultural Immersion

Students in three Wintersession travel courses learn through hands-on work with local artisans in Mexico.

Art Moves

In a new book capping years of research, art historian Pascale Rihouet probes the meaning of materials in Renaissance processions.

Whitney Curators Visit RISD

Whitney Biennial co-curators Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta offer RISD graduate students insightful feedback and advice.

Illuminating the Art of Co-Existence

 

An interdisciplinary exhibition on view this summer in RISD’s ISB Gallery brings artists and scientists together to promote conservation.

Reconstructing the Past

This year’s Witness Tree studio challenged students to build wooden objects reflecting on the legacy of John, Abigail and John Quincy Adams and to consider how slavery shaped the US.

Processing the Possibilities of Contemporary Art

In a new spring graduate seminar and lecture series, students and members of the RISD community considered the complexities of making meaningful art of the moment.

Considering Cultural Appropriation

A trio of visiting scholars delves into questions of censorship, exploitation, power dynamics and the importance of engaging in difficult conversations.