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  • Uncreative Practices

    Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed. 

  • Rockefeller Legacy Benefits Museum

    A new  $2.5-million gift to the RISD Museum builds on the Rockefeller family’s century-long legacy of supporting the arts in Rhode Island.

  • Building Aspirations

    Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 works with graduate students in Architecture to inspire teens to pursue related fields.

  • Sound Vision

    Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology. 

  • Making a Living Making Art

    In January, RISD’s Career Center hosted an event that offered professional advice for students hoping to break into the fine art market.

  • Iron in Winter

    Students in a Sculpture studio learn about the surprises of working with molten metal during a full-day “iron pour.”

  • Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

    The 2015 Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum presents an enticing mix of vibrant work – including crowd-pleasing surprises.

  • Rosanne Somerson Named 17th President

    Four decades after first coming to campus as a student, this award-winning designer and academic leader is well poised to lead RISD.

  • The Seduction of Skin

    Students in a cross-disciplinary studio make visceral works inspired by our largest – and perhaps most alluring – organ.

  • Design Up Close

    Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

  • Worlds within Worlds

    Leveraging the latest technology, award-winning author/illustrator David Wiesner 78 IL allows readers to explore the story of Spot by following their own path.

  • Glover Connects with the RISD Community

    Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover offers the final word in RISD’s 2015 MLK Series with a keynote address on effecting social change through the arts.

  • Painting from Life

    Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

  • Go Eat Worms!

    Senior Chloé Bulpin 15 IL stashes packages of water bugs, silkworms, crickets – even armored scorpions – in her freezer when hosting dinners to normalize eating insects.

  • Fostering Creative Communication

    Approximately 160 RISD students volunteered for this year’s MLK Day of Service, engaging a peppy group of diverse elementary school children in games, craft projects and conversation.

  • Glover Headlines MLK Celebration

    Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover tops off this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Series with a visit to RISD on January 28.

  • Dealing with Death

    In a book named one of the best in 2014, cartoonist Roz Chast 77 PT shares her very personal story about aging and death.

  • Opening a New World

    Two new Foundation Studies students build on the creative boost they got through RISD’s Project Open Door program.

  • Architecture Meets Public Policy

    Now in her final year at RISD, Architecture major Ashley Kochiss BArch 15 hopes to go on to combine her lifelong love of art, culture, education and public policy.

  • Designed for Speed

    Apparel Design seniors develop crunchy new looks for Burton, Vermont’s cutting-edge snowboard company.

At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.