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    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.


    Many RISD alumni have been involved in shaping the look and feel of The Simpsons, now the longest-running animated sitcom on American TV.

    Seeing Science

    Rising senior Serena Wu 15 IL looks to her HPSS concentration in Scientific Inquiry to help ground her explorations as an illustrator.

    RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

    Longtime Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen each earn the 2014 John R. Frazier Award.