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  • And Also: Writing

    10/23/2015
    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    10/21/2015
    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Making Something from Nothing

    10/20/2015
    Artist and urban interventionist Theaster Gates talks about the transformative power of art at the 2015 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. 

  • Designing for Tomorrow Today

    10/19/2015
    As the first speaker in ID’s 2015–16 lecture series, European writer and design advocate John Thackara challenges students to design a better world.

  • Creative Matchmaking

    10/16/2015
    Students seeking internships meet with representatives from dozens of creative companies at this year’s Internship Connect event.

  • Warm Welcome for RISD’s New President

    10/15/2015
    The RISD community comes together for a rousing show of support for President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID.

  • The Landscape of Noir

    10/14/2015
    The RISD Museum hosts the first solo museum show in the US featuring the work of internationally acclaimed Scottish artist Martin Boyce.

  • The Language Problem

    10/08/2015
    In the opening show of the year at Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, curator Maya Krinsky MFA 14 PH presents work that wrestles with the complexity of language.

  • New Leaders in Architectural Education

    10/02/2015
    With the new appointment of Deborah Berke BArch 77 as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, five RISD alumni now head major schools of architecture in North America.

  • Remaking History

    10/02/2015
    Centuries-old textiles in the amazing collection at the RISD Museum inspire students to create stunning contemporary work in response to specific pieces. 

  • Art for People

    10/01/2015
    Public arts administrator Liesel Fenner MLA 98 collaborates with artists to transform and revitalize once-ignored public spaces.

  • Champion of Failure

    09/30/2015
    After winning two fellowships at graduation, Whitney Oldenburg MFA 15 PT is happy to continue turning life’s disappointments into compelling works of art.

  • NSF Backs Advances in Textile Design

    09/23/2015
    Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.

  • Starting Off with a Bang

    09/21/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Jewelry + Metalsmithing Arthur Hash combines old-world techniques with new tools and technology.
     

  • PBS Shares RISD STEAM

    09/16/2015
    RISD and PBS LearningMedia provide classroom teachers with online lesson plans highlighting natural connections between art and science.

  • Design Thinking in DC

    09/14/2015
    After graduating from both RISD and Brown, Hannah Koenig BRDD 14 is adept at bringing art and design to unexpected places.

  • Naturally Sustainable

    08/26/2015
    Interested in how textile design can empower rural communities, Maharam Fellows Lyza Baum 16 TX and Emilie Jehng 16 TX  researched natural dye practices on the remote Filipino island of Bohol.

  • Out of this World

    08/24/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

  • Brilliance + Clarity

    08/20/2015
    Glass artist Toots Zynsky 73 GL collects the 2015 Smithsonian Visionary Award and is as busy as every preparing for three new shows.

  • Nonagenarian Stands Out

    08/18/2015
    Though she happily accepted the Kresge Foundation’s 2015 Eminent Artist award, 91-year-old designer Ruth Adler Schnee 45 IA is even happier that she’s still productive in her studio. 

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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.