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RISD Museum Effecting Change

Director John W. Smith announces deaccession of Head of a King (Oba) and plans to bring needed focus to Native American art and design via New Americas Research Initiative.

A Record Year of Engagement

The RISD community offers record-setting support for the college and its mission.

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.

Renewable Energy and Systemic Racism

Environmental anthropologist Myles Lennon shares a framework for transitioning equitably from an extractive energy economy to a regenerative one.

Promoting Wellness at RISD

New Executive Director of Integrated Health and Wellness Bob Samuels is building a culture that values physical and mental well-being.

RISD Launches “Race in Art & Design” Cluster Hire Search

As part of its commitment to address institutional racism and advance social equity, RISD is hiring 10 new faculty as part of a cluster hire initiative focused on race and decolonization in art and design.

Initiating Dialogue During Quarantine

An extensive range of virtual programming helps returning students consider how they’ll contribute to the discourse around racial justice.

Teens Connect through RISD

Continuing Education partners with Rhode Island Department of Education to offer free online art and design classes to underserved youth.

RISD Welcomes Director of Research

Soul Brown is focused on building a comprehensive and equitable ecosystem to support faculty research.