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  • Conflict Hits Home in Syria

    Syrian-American activist Lina Sergie Attar MArch 01 returns to RISD as part of the Dimensions of Engagement spring lecture series.

  • Exploring the Future of Education

    The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

  • Zipcar Founder Applauds Sharing Economy

    As part of RISD’s Shared Voices series, Robin Chase visited campus to speak about the importance of creating new economic models in a rapidly changing world.

  • Maharam Fellows Work for Social Change

    This summer nine RISD students will pursue internships designed to bring art and design thinking to the realm of public policy and large social issues.

  • Paradoxes and Polarities

    Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

  • The View from Afar

    Chitra Ganesh, RISD’s first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, spoke about her multicultural influences and growing up Indian in New York City.

  • RISD Celebrates Leaders in Art and Design

    Todd Oldham, Jean Kennedy Smith, Bruce Mau and Hildegard Vásquez will be honored at RISD’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.

  • Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

    At Commencement on May 31, RISD will recognize architect Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 for her work in revitalizing Panama City’s Old Quarter.

  • Fairytales, Mughal Style

    Mariam Quraishi 15 IL makes brilliant illustrations inspired by Western folktales and includes centuries-old iconography from the Indian subcontinent.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

    A new summer Continuing Ed class invites students to analyze the layers of Rome’s long history by exploring its underground infrastructure. 

  • Natural Alliance

    Work by Landscape Architecture students helps seal the deal on a 250-acre land conservation project in Connecticut.

  • Diving Deep

    Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

  • Now in Production

    Graphic Design: Now in Production, a cutting-edge traveling exhibition about the rapidly changing field, wraps up its national tour at the RISD Museum.

  • Recruiting RISD Talent

    During RISD’s 2014 Design Portfolio Review, students networked with representatives from top tier companies including Google, Harmonix, The Daily Beast and West Elm.

  • Mastering Materials

    Members of the RISD community welcomed a range of practitioners to campus last week for Material Lessons, a two-day symposium sponsored by Furniture Design.

  • Embracing the Eccentric

    Since arriving at RISD Mariah Robinson 17 FS has been happily making everything from eye-catching puppets to splendidly strange animations.

  • Big Ideas in Urban Interventions

    Students work with Designtex to develop edgy, large-scale installations for downtown Providence. 

  • Rethinking Education in the Digital Age

    Education innovator Cathy Davidson discussed new approaches to higher ed in the final talk in RISD’s Mapping Learning series.

  • Art for Action

    Interdisciplinary artist and social activist Favianna Rodriguez creates powerful prints promoting social justice and championing immigrant rights.

  • Freedom to Focus

    A MacColl Johnson Fellowship is giving Associate Professor of Foundation Studies Leslie Hirst the freedom to pursue exciting new studio work while on sabbatical.

A figure modeling class from 1916.