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White Hawk Reflects on Resilience

The latest speaker in RISD’s Indigenous and First Nations Artist Series discusses her own abstract work honoring generations of strong Indigenous women.

Jazz, Gender and Social Justice

SEI Research Fellow Nichole Rustin engages RISD students in contemporary political questions and develops their skills as liberal arts scholars.

US Museums Return African Bronzes Stolen in 19th Century

Sculpture of a West African king in RISD Museum’s collection for more than 70 years was among 31 culturally precious objects returned to Nigerian government.

Expanding Pedagogical Perspectives

RISD welcomes 13 new full-time faculty members, including a second cohort of Race in Art & Design hires.

Black Joy Matters

A SPUR-funded project by grad student Zoë Pulley presents positive images of Black people to counteract the negative imagery flooding the media.

Five Questions: Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab

A brief interview with one of RISD’s Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design.

The Revolution Will Be Choreographed

Providence-based dance company Haus of Glitter speaks at RISD about using an activist dance opera to transform a racist national historic site.

RISD’s First Black Biennial Now on View

A month-long, student-curated exhibition brings together artists and designers of color from RISD and beyond to illuminate the diversity of the Black experience.

Architecting a New Future

Ghanaian-Scottish educator Lesley Lokko reflects on the global architecture community’s response to this unprecedented moment in racial justice history.