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  • RISD, Asia and Creativity

    Inspired by recent interaction with Asia’s top creative leaders, President John Maeda reflects on his own experiences as an artist and designer of Asian descent.

  • Drawn Together: RISD Hosts ICON7

    When illustrators from around the world converge on Providence from June 13–16, the ICON7 conference will bear a distinct RISD stamp. 

  • Textiles Student Named Udall Scholar

    Weaving fiber art together with years of environmental activism, Margaret Kearney 13 TX becomes the first-ever art school student to be recognized by the Udall Foundation.

  • Spirits High at Commencement 2012

    On Saturday, June 2, thousands of family members and friends celebrated a major rite of passage for 645 graduates who collected their hard-earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from RISD.

  • Movie Stills that are Anything But

    RISD Painting Critic Dawn Clements has been awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work, inspired by melodrama and film noir, that the Village Voice has dubbed “still lifes that refuse to be still.”

  • STEAM Club Mixes Art and Science

    A series of workshops linking RISD and the MIT Media Lab has set the stage for this month's CreativeMornings “pop-up” event at RISD, part of an international conversation on the intersection of arts and technology.

  • Tribal Nuances in Black and White

    Paintings by RISD Professor Duane Slick are featured in We Are Here!: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, which opened on June 2 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York.

  • Creating Communities in the Sky

    Architect and alumnus Kenneth Lewis BArch 83 brings his expertise about post-9/11 skyscrapers to the spring semester Tall Building Studio.

  • RISD Partners with CreativeMornings

    Art and technology make for a powerful mix, as creative thinkers around the world will confirm during a series of inspiring breakfast talks in June.

  • Studio Ghibli Comes to RISD

    When producer Toshio Suzuki travels to RISD to accept an honorary degree on behalf of the famous Japanese animation house, he will host a screening and discussion of two of their films, Spirited Away and Only Yesterday.

The façade of the Chace Center, a new multipurpose hub that opened
in 2008, offers an interesting contrast to the historic campus
buildings that surround it.