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  • Art + Alchemy

    11/11/2016
    Glass students and faculty members team up with visiting scientists and historians to test and validate a 16th-century recipe for gold ruby glass.

  • Interventions in Global Markets

    10/14/2016
    New D+M faculty member Matt Kenyon’s recent brush with a state-run oil company gives context to the way art can critique complex market systems. 

  • Mississippi Music Stories

    10/03/2016
    In his work with the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, Dean of Liberal Arts Dan Cavicchi has shed new light on how the state's musicians helped define pop music – and how pop music has changed the world.

  • Place and Process

    09/30/2016
    New Furniture Design faculty member Patty Johnson collaborates with master craftspeople around the world, exploring how objects are transformed by material and culture.  

  • Making an Impression

    09/02/2016
    As a new associate professor, master printmaker Megan Foster 00 PR is looking forward to working with and learning from RISD students. 

  • Shifting Our Collective Consciousness

    08/29/2016
    Both when teaching and working in her studio, new Sculpture Department Head Lisi Raskin strives to create the kind of world she wants for everyone.

  • The Dialogue of Teaching

    08/11/2016
    New Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Keetra Dixon encourages students to take an agnostic approach to ideation and then find the best tool for the job. 

  • A New Space for Sonic Innovation

    08/04/2016
    Housed in the former library, a state-of-the-art multichannel sound system brings exciting new possibilities for sonic experimentation to RISD.
     

  • Innovations in Wood

    08/02/2016
    Faculty member Yugon Kim finds new inspiration through his research into environmentally sustainable contemporary timber construction. 

  • Unbound by Convention

    06/22/2016
    As a Guggenheim Fellow, painter and Assistant Professor Angela Dufresne plans to cultivate her work in Italy, where she’ll also serve as chief critic for RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome.

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Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.