Burke Brings Depth to #MeToo

At a talk co-sponsored by RISD and Brown, #MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke inspired students through her personal history of advocacy.

Queering Space

Students in a thought-provoking Wintersession course question societal norms that shape our everyday lives.

Rewards of Ethical Practice

Toronto-based apparel designer Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks 09 AP is showing how fashion can be a force for good.

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

Upcoming events

MLK Keynote | An Evening with Roxane Gay

Friday, March 2

RISD Auditorium

Visiting Artist | Kenya (Robinson)

Tuesday, March 13

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Performance | Qyrq Qyz — Forty Girls

Wednesday, March 14

RISD Auditorium

Featured exhibitions on campus

The Origin of the Blues

Ariel Jackson

through Feb 25

RISD Museum

Faculty Exhibition & Forum

RISD Faculty

through Mar 25

Chace Center


Justin Kimball 85 PH

through Jul 8

RISD Museum

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies