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  • The View from Afar

    04/17/2014
    Chitra Ganesh, RISD’s first Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, spoke about her multicultural influences and growing up Indian in New York City.

  • RISD Celebrates Leaders in Art and Design

    04/15/2014
    Todd Oldham, Jean Kennedy Smith, Bruce Mau and Hildegard Vásquez will be honored at RISD’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.

  • Vásquez to Accept 2014 Alumni Award

    04/15/2014
    At Commencement on May 31, RISD will recognize architect Hildegard Vásquez BArch 94 for her work in revitalizing Panama City’s Old Quarter.

  • Fairytales, Mughal Style

    04/03/2014
    Mariam Quraishi 15 IL makes brilliant illustrations inspired by Western folktales and includes centuries-old iconography from the Indian subcontinent.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

    04/03/2014
    A new summer Continuing Ed class invites students to analyze the layers of Rome’s long history by exploring its underground infrastructure. 

  • Natural Alliance

    04/01/2014
    Work by Landscape Architecture students helps seal the deal on a 250-acre land conservation project in Connecticut.

  • Diving Deep

    03/28/2014
    Ceramics Department Head Katy Schimert searches the ocean’s depths and captures the public’s imagination with a solo show and residency at UMass/Amherst.

  • Now in Production

    03/27/2014
    Graphic Design: Now in Production, a cutting-edge traveling exhibition about the rapidly changing field, wraps up its national tour at the RISD Museum.

  • Recruiting RISD Talent

    03/26/2014
    During RISD’s 2014 Design Portfolio Review, students networked with representatives from top tier companies including Google, Harmonix, The Daily Beast and West Elm.

  • Mastering Materials

    03/25/2014
    Members of the RISD community welcomed a range of practitioners to campus last week for Material Lessons, a two-day symposium sponsored by Furniture Design.

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At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.