Take Care is curated by RISD Museum staff members of the Climate Emergency Sustainability (CES) Task Force. Prints, photographs, paintings, decorative arts, clothing, and objects of cultural heritage from the museum’s collection examine themes of local and global sustainability, materials and repair, biodiversity, oceans and pollution, deforestation, Indigenous kinship to the land, and resource extraction. Take Care is a call to action for stewardship of the land, the oceans, the earth, and each orther.
Created in January 2021, the CES Task Force includes staff from throughout the museum. We have spent the past year and a half studying the museum’s carbon footprint; researching ethical, economical, and sustainable business partnerships; and identifying best practices for sustainability and climate justice. We support and help implement measurable actions in our work and educate about climate issues both inside and outside the museum.
Laurie Brewer, associate curator of costume and textiles
Sháńdíín Brown, Henry Luce Curatorial Fellow for Native American Art
Brendan Campbell, graphic designer
Wai Yee Chiong, associate curator of Asian art
Julie D’Amico, marketing and public relations manager
Sionan Guenther, associate registrar, digital resources
Marny Kindness, exhibitions manager
Ingrid Neuman, senior conservator
Michael Owen (RISD BFA 1990, Painting), art handler / installation crew member
Brianna Turner, conservation assistant
RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.