• Tommy Hilfiger Backs RISD for New York Fashion Week

    Tommy Hilfiger Backs RISD for New York Fashion Week

    WWD | July 22, 2016 | Rosemary Feitelberg

    Sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger and hosted by Robert Geller [RISD ’01] and Nicole Miller [RISD ’73], Collection at NYFW will feature the work of 10 outstanding Apparel Design graduates from the class of 2016.

  • Conserving Wildlife

    Conserving Wildlife

    Rhode Island Monthly | July 14, 2016 | Jen McCaffery

    "Wildlife: Trading and Conservation," an exhibit featuring the work of thirty-two artists examining the role of wildlife trade, is on view through August 6 at ISB Gallery.

  • Art Exhibit Spotlights Animal Trafficking

    Art Exhibit Spotlights Animal Trafficking

    ecoRI | July 9, 2016 | Kevin Proft

    "Wildlife: Trading and Conservation" exhibition aims to highlight the impact of global trade on the world's most trafficked animals.

  • America's Top Colleges

    America's Top Colleges

    Forbes | July 8, 2016

    Rhode Island School of Design ranked 108 out of 660 schools in Forbes annual ranking.

  • Be Decisive Be Brave

    Be Decisive Be Brave

    Providence Journal | June 4, 2016 | Kate Bramson

    President Rosanne Somerson praised 708 graduate for their determination, resilience, clarity and courage.

  • We Need More Boredom in Our Lives

    We Need More Boredom in Our Lives

    Metropolis | May 2016 | Rosanne Somerson

    In the Expert Opinion column, President Rosanne Somerson points out that a little boredom goes a long way when it comes to creativity and making innovative breakthroughs.

  • RISD's Year-End Fashion Show

    RISD's Year-End Fashion Show

    Providence Journal | May 1, 2016 | Jenna Pelletier

    A look at designs from seniors showing at RISD Collection on May 7.

  • Style Over Everything

    Style Over Everything

    99u | May 2016 | Matt McCue

    President Rosanne Somerson on carving out your own artistic voice.

  • The Narrative of Making

    The Narrative of Making

    Design Milk | March 30, 2016 | Nanette Wong

    Furniture Design and Textiles  present The Narrative of Making at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan 2016 and at the 2016 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.

  • Crafted Lives

    Crafted Lives

    American Craft | February 26, 2016 | Ellen Welty

    RISD President Rosanne Somerson, a renowned furniture maker, showcases the work of RISD in the school's President's House. 

  • Rosanne Somerson Is Crafting A Vision For RISD

    Rosanne Somerson Is Crafting A Vision For RISD

    Providence Journal | February 7, 2016 | Bill Van Siclen

    President Rosanne Somerson discusses her aspirations for RISD and the rapidly expanding role of the arts locally and in the larger economy.

  • Top Design Schools

    Top Design Schools

    GD USA | February 2016

    Rhode Island School of Design was named a top design school along with students Gabriel Melcher, Lukas Eigler Harding and Barron Webster being named to the 'Students to Watch List.'

  • RISD Receives $100K Grant

    RISD Receives $100K Grant

    Providence Business News | January 20, 2016 | Lori Stable

    Rhode Island School of Design recently received a $100,000 grant from Johnson & Johnson to increase the number of women studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).

  • Minimalist Music's Liquid Architecture

    Minimalist Music's Liquid Architecture

    The Wall Street Journal | December 16, 2015 | Stuart Isacoff

    Architecture students in studios taught by architect David Gersten and composer Michael Harrison performed a collaborative end-of-semester performance of Galapagos in C in the RISD Museum's Grand Gallery. 

     

  • Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

    Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

    WPRI 12 | December 13, 2015 | Ted Nesi

    Rhode Island School of Design played an important role in getting the pro-arts STEM to STEAM component of the law enacted.

  • Art Work Up For Sale This Weekend

    Art Work Up For Sale This Weekend

    NBC 10 | December 2, 2015 | Artie Tefft

    RISD Alumni & Student Holiday Art Sale is taking place on Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

  • America's Top Architecture Schools 2016

    America's Top Architecture Schools 2016

    Architectural Record | November 19, 2015 | Suzanne Stephens

    Rhode Island School of Design's Architecture department among top programs in the United States.

  • The Value of University

    The Value of University

    The Economist | October 29, 2015

    Rhode Island School of Design placed 24 out of 1,275 U.S. colleges in recent rankings.

  • Inside RISD President Rosanne Somerson's Home

    Inside RISD President Rosanne Somerson's Home

    Rhode Island Monthly | October | Megan Fulweiler

    President Rosanne Somerson’s home is the quintessential design center. Just about everything in it — textiles, furnishings, art — is the work of students, faculty or alumni.

  • Inauguration by Design

    Inauguration by Design

    East Side Monthly | September 18, 2015 | Ali McGowan

    On October 9, RISD honors our new president and the creativity of our community.

  • Innovation By Design Awards Winners: Students

    Innovation By Design Awards Winners: Students

    Fast Company | September 14, 2015

    TechStyle Haus, the solar house designed and constructed by a team of students from RISD, Brown University and University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt, Germany, named one of nine finalists for Fast Company Innovation By Design Student Awards.

  • Embrace Complexity to Innovate

    Embrace Complexity to Innovate

    Providence Business News | September 5, 2015 | Rosanne Somerson

    President Somerson discusses how art and design education teaches students to thrive in uncertainty.

  • Why Art School Can Be A Smart Career Move

    Why Art School Can Be A Smart Career Move

    Forbes | August 19, 2015 | Katia Savchuk

    The prospects of graduates form art schools today are better than ever in terms of income and preparedness for the job market.

  • RISD, State Department Collaborate

    RISD, State Department Collaborate

    Providence Business News | Pat Daddona | July 30, 2015

    RISD and the U.S. State Department collaborate on a week-long institute to highlight ways in which human-centered design can be incorporated into public policy decisions.

  • Providence Waterfront Could Use Some Mussel

    Providence Waterfront Could Use Some Mussel

    ecoRI News | Kevin Proft | July 8, 2015

    Rhode Island School of Design is helping lead a collaborative effort between designers and scientists to begin restoring shellfish populations along the Providence waterfront.

  • Get Your Summer Read On

    Get Your Summer Read On

    Rhode Island Public Radio | Elisabeth Harrison | July 6, 2015

    Nicole Merola, chair of the Department of Literary Arts and Studies, shares her picks for summer reading.

  • Designs That Keep The Users In Mind

    Designs That Keep The Users In Mind

    Providence Business News | May 30, 2015 | Mary MacDonald

    Graduate students in Industrial Design worked with residents at Laurelmead senior living community in Providence to develop helpful tools and products to meet the needs of older people.

  • A Return to Simple Pleasures

    A Return to Simple Pleasures

    Core77 | May 20, 2015 | Alexandra Alexa

    Six Furniture Design majors showed work in Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.

  • Solar House Is At Home In France

    Solar House Is At Home In France

    Rhode Island Public Radio | May 3, 2015 | Ambar Espinoza

    The Techstyle Haus, the solar house designed and constructed by a team of students from RISD, Brown, and a university in Germany, is now permanently situated at Domaine de Boisbuchet.

  • Collection to be held May 9

    Collection to be held May 9

    Providence Journal | April 15, 2015 | Jenna Pelletier

    RISD will hosts its annual students fashion show, COLLECTION, May 9 at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

  • Pradeep Sharma Named Provost

    Pradeep Sharma Named Provost

    Providence Business News | April 13, 2015 | Pat Daddona

    RISD's interim provost, Pradeep Sharma, has been promoted to provost.

  • Best Business Ideas Come From Designers

    Best Business Ideas Come From Designers

    Associated Press | March 29, 2015 | Amy Anthony

    President Rosanne Somerson speaks with Associated Press on her new role as president and why the world needs creative thinkers.

  • John Waters To Speak At RISD Graduation

    John Waters To Speak At RISD Graduation

    Rhode Island Public Radio | March 18, 2015 | Elisabeth Harrison

    John Waters will deliver keynote address at 2015 Commencement. Waters will accept an honorary degree, as will writer Adam Gopnik and former Talking Heads members Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison.

  • Faculty Biennial Opens At RISD Museum

    Faculty Biennial Opens At RISD Museum

    Providence Journal | February 22, 2015 | Bill Van Siclen

    The RISD Faculty Biennial, an every-other-year exhibition featuring artwork by staff and faculty members, runs through March 22 at the RISD Museum.

  • Rosanne Somerson Named RISD President

    Rosanne Somerson Named RISD President

    The New York Times | February 18, 2015 | Julie Lasky

    After a nine-month search that involved more than 100 candidates, RISD announced Rosanne Somerson has been named its 17th president.

     

  • Interim President Somerson Named RISD President

    Interim President Somerson Named RISD President

    Providence Business News | February 18, 2015 | Patricia Daddona

    Rhode Island School of Design has named its interim president, Rosanne Somerson, to lead the institution following a nine-month, global presidential search.

  • Furnishing the RISD President's House

    Furnishing the RISD President's House

    The New York Times | February 11, 2015 | Julie Lasky

    Take a tour of RISD's president's house with President Rosanne Somerson, featuring the work of many talented alums, faculty + students.

  • People To Watch 2015

    People To Watch 2015

    GD USA | February 4, 2015

    Ashleigh Axios [08 GD], creative director at the White House, and Michael Freimuth [03 GD], partner at Franklyn, are among the designers cited in the People to Watch 2015 round-up in GD USA.

  • Students To Watch 2015

    Students To Watch 2015

    GD USA | February 4, 2015

    Graphic Design Seniors Chloe Scheffe and Alice Taranto named Students to Watch in 2015 by GD USA.

  • Shovel Help Across Rhode Island

    Shovel Help Across Rhode Island

    ABC 6 | January 28, 2015 | Liz Tufts

    RISD Architecture student Brandon Wang was featured for his help shoveling out area residents.

  • Elizabeth Hilfiger to Present Work with Other RISD Seniors

    Elizabeth Hilfiger to Present Work with Other RISD Seniors

    WWD | January 27, 2015 | Rosemary Feitelberg

    At a recent senior crit in New York City, soon-to-be graduates presented their thesis collections to a jury that included Derek Lam, Tina Lutz, Neil Gilks, The New School's Steven Faerm and Elle's Alison Cohn.

  • Out of Town

    Out of Town

    Providence Journal | January 24, 2015 | Alan Rosenberg

    Work by Nafis White [15 SC] featured in "Can I Get A Witness?," a Brooklyn show responding to Eric Garner case.

  • Day of Service in Providence Honors MLK's Legacy

    Day of Service in Providence Honors MLK's Legacy

    WPRI 12 | January 19, 2015 | Darren Soens

     The Rhode Island School of Design teamed up with the Mount Hope Learning Center for a Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Actor Danny Glover to Speak at RISD

    Actor Danny Glover to Speak at RISD

    Providence Journal | January 8, 2015 | Andy Smith

    On January 28, actor Danny Glover will deliver the keynote address in RISD's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. series.

     

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The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.