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.

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.

Rocking the Runway at NYFW

New Apparel Design graduates blew the crowd away at a standing-room-only show in NYC.

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

Upcoming events

Visiting Artist | Jina Valentine | Painting Department

Monday, November 27

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Visiting Architect | Dong-Ping Wong | Nobody Asked for This

Thursday, November 30

BEB (Bayard Ewing Building)

Visiting Artist | Juliana Huxtable | Sculpture Department

Tuesday, December 5

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

RISD-related exhibitions on + off campus

Lost &

RISD students

through Nov 26

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

The Origin of the Blues

Ariel Jackson

through Feb 25

RISD Museum

Midden Heap

Misha Kahn 11 FD

Oct 26 – Dec 16

Friedman Benda

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies