Between Cultures

After earning a Somerson Scholarship, graduate student Sanié Bokhari MFA 18 PT is able to evolve her artistic voice by commenting on her experiences as a Pakistani living in America.

RISD Standouts at Comic-Con

Comic book artists Sonny Liew 01 IL, Erica Henderson 08 FAV and Anne Szabla 10 IL collected multiple Eisner Awards at Comic-Con 2017.

Nature Lab Wins NSF Support

Funding from a $280,000 EAGER grant will enable RISD to develop a maker space and K–12 curriculum focused on bio-design and its relationship to real-world problems.

Supporting Cross-Cultural Engagement

RISD and the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation are working together to support the UAE’s emerging art scene.

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MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

SneakerKit Workshop

Monday, August 28

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New student orientation

Sunday, September 3

RISD Campus

RISD-related exhibitions on + off campus

Thomas Lyon Mills

Thomas Lyon Mills | RISD faculty

through Aug 18

Rafius Fane Gallery

Recognition by Components

RISD Sculpture 2017 MFAs

Aug 4 – Aug 20

Microscope Gallery

New Contemporaries: Selected Work from the Class of 2017

through Oct 8

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies