Drawing on Mexican Culture

Dean Kelly 98 IL, a story artist for Pixar, talks about his role in bringing Coco to life on the big screen.

Building a Cohesive Body of Work

Senior Zenzele Ojore 18 PH returns from a summer internship in Uganda with surprising new insights about her own identity as a black American artist.

50 Years of Wonder

A look at how the department teaches students to take risks, cross disciplinary divides and write their own stories as professional artists.

undergraduate students, 2016/17
graduate students, 2016/17
student/faculty ratio
MacArthur “genius award” winners

RISD-related exhibitions on + off campus

Midden Heap

Misha Kahn 11 FD

Oct 26 – Dec 16

Friedman Benda

Pure as a Seagull’s Belly

Students from multiple disciplines

through Jan 31

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

The Origin of the Blues

Ariel Jackson

through Feb 25

RISD Museum

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies