News

Hope and the Humanities

Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.

Photographic Memory

Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture.

Faculty Foster Global Engagement

Six faculty members are conducting research in Central and South America, Asia and Europe with the goal of developing expansive new courses reflective of global realities.

Curatorial Insights

Museum Fellow Edith Young 16 PH helps curator Kate Irvin care for historically significant fashions and fabrics.

Caring for Cultural Treasures

As a RISD Museum Fellow, Margaret Finaly 16 CR worked with a professional conservator in caring for prized objects in the collection.

Inspiring Scholarly Culture

Newly appointed Dean of Liberal Arts Daniel Cavicchi is fascinated with the rich interplay between studio and scholarly learning.

Philosophy and Form

Turkish undergrad Ipek Karaoglu BArch 16 is moved by the synergies between architecture, art history and museum studies.

Inspiring Ideas

Senior Jessy Lu 15 TX finds fodder for her studio practice in the liberal arts classes she takes as a Literary Arts + Studies concentrator.

Righting the Wrongs

Through a Liberal Arts concentration in Gender, Race and Sexuality, Chandra Oh 15 GD is beginning to look at society’s outsiders in a new light.

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