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Five Questions: Jameka Hartley

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

Take Giant Steps

2022 MLK Series keynote speaker Eddie Glaude, Jr. invokes legendary jazz musician John Coltrane in a powerful and forthright call to action.

Architecture Student Recognized

Ghanaian undergraduate Abena Acheampong Danquah wins a Creative Futures Grant from the Black Artists + Designers Guild.

Crafting Connections

Visiting scholar Namita Gupta Wiggers encourages RISD students to use research as a way of catalyzing community, action and visibility.

RISD Welcomes New Hires Focused on Race and Decolonization

Full-time faculty members to join RISD in fall 2021 as a result of the “Race in Art & Design” cluster hire initiative.

New Scholarships Boost Accessibility

RISD’s Continuing Education division partners with multiple nonprofits to support BIPOC youth interested in pursuing careers in art and design.

You Belong Here

Three rising museum professionals help to make the RISD Museum a place where everyone feels welcome and represented.

RISD Establishes Center for Community Partnerships

New hub for community engagement will support and build upon existing initiatives and develop new opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships.

RISD Exhibits Woolworth Lunch Counter Stools That Played Part in Civil Rights History

The Providence Journal reflects on Don’t You Sit Down: Shades of Jim Crow, 1960– exhibition designed by RISD’s Interior Architecture department.