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  • SURFing Underwater

    08/22/2013
    Wander, a tactile exhibition created by RISD’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF), celebrated the magical attributes of one of the world’s most basic but mysterious organisms: marine plankton.

  • Drawn to Paint

    08/22/2013
    A retrospective of watercolors, pastels, drawings and oil paintings produced by the late Professor Emeritus Thomas Sgouros 50 IL graces Woods-Gerry Gallery.

  • Radically Rethinking Environments

    08/21/2013
    Dana Hamdan MA 13 presented digital projections of exotic animals designed to run across the walls of an austere human cage: the Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge, MA.

  • Hiebert Finds Her Footing

    08/16/2013
    Things clicked into place when Jenna Hiebert 14 CR began working with clay and figured out that Ceramics was a natural fit for her interests and temperament.

  • Teens Develop Portfolios

    08/12/2013
    Eleven ambitious Rhode Island teenagers got a good feel for designing and building in 3D thanks to a weeklong Project Open Door summer studio.

  • Up Close in Cairo

    08/05/2013
    This summer Sameer Farooq MFA 14 GD witnessed the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt while working on a site-specific project inspired by the looting of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

  • Sheer Ingenuity

    08/02/2013
    Hannah Soukup 13 AP constructed Opalescent, an ethereal collection of silk and polyester garments that appear to defy gravity.

  • Visualizing the Unseen

    08/02/2013
    Excited by the endless potential, sculptor Rebecca Kamen MFA 78 SC is passionate about creating art that helps scientists make cross-disciplinary connections.

  • All-Out Arts Immersion

    07/30/2013
    Thirty K–12 art teachers from Rhode Island and beyond got their hands dirty and their energy restored at RISD’s second annual Teachers’ Studio Institute.

  • Creating an Arts Collective in Colombia

    07/26/2013
    Artist Andrés Monzón-Aguirre 09 PT/CR is working to realize his dream for an international art center on his family’s former coffee plantation.

  • RISD Appoints New Vice Provost

    07/24/2013
    Carol Strohecker, an accomplished designer of learning environments, will join RISD’s academic leadership team in August.

  • Touching the World

    07/19/2013
    Recent Industrial Design graduates are developing an inventive new toy called PlayMap that helps children feel spatial relationships and visualize geography through touch.

  • Fresh Finds, Locally Made

    07/16/2013
    In Locally Made, the RISD Museum presents its first multimedia survey of the work of regionally based artists and designers in more than 20 years.

  • Fiction-Focused Start-Up Wins Big

    07/16/2013
    RISD alum Lisa Maione 05 GD and her team won the first-ever Publishing Hackathon with Evoke, a startup for connecting readers with fictional characters.

  • OK, Glass, Go to RISD

    07/10/2013
    Thanks to a grant from Google, Professor John Terry and FAV students are experimenting with several Glass prototypes.

  • A Savory Story

    07/10/2013
    Viewers can really sink their teeth into the dark comedy Brett Van Egmond 13 FAV made as his senior degree project.

  • Maharam Fellows Extend the Reach of Design

    07/08/2013
    This summer 10 students have won Maharam STEAM Fellowships to apply design thinking to their work with government agencies and nonprofits.

  • Printing Time

    07/03/2013
    In an exhibition he curated at the National Academy Museum, Professor of Printmaking Andrew Raftery chose to focus on artists’ depictions of the passage of time. 

  • The Beauty of Biology

    07/02/2013
    Stimulating pieces are now on view in Carrefour: Intersections of Biomedical Research and Art, which features the work of 11 artists immersed in the biomedical field.

  • Pelosi Attends Roundtable at RISD

    06/25/2013
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was the guest of honor when RISD and Congressman David Cicilline hosted a discussion on advanced manufacturing in Rhode Island. 

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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.