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  • Photographic Memory

    11/03/2015
    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • And Also: Writing

    10/23/2015
    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    10/21/2015
    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Warm Welcome for RISD’s New President

    10/15/2015
    The RISD community comes together for a rousing show of support for President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID.

  • New Leaders in Architectural Education

    10/02/2015
    With the new appointment of Deborah Berke BArch 77 as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, five RISD alumni now head major schools of architecture in North America.

  • NSF Backs Advances in Textile Design

    09/23/2015
    Having just won part of a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation, Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX is leading RISD’s new Virtual Textiles Research Group.

  • Starting Off with a Bang

    09/21/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Jewelry + Metalsmithing Arthur Hash combines old-world techniques with new tools and technology.
     

  • Out of this World

    08/24/2015
    Newly hired Assistant Professor of Apparel Design Gwen van den Eijnde designs clothing and costumes that are stunning, timeless and otherworldly.

  • Winning Design for the Windy City

    08/05/2015
    Assistant Professor of Architecture Aaron Forrest is working with colleagues Yasmin Vobis and Brett Schneider to build an outlandish kiosk on the lakefront in Chicago.
     

  • Refreshing Ideas in Apparel Design

    07/31/2015
    As the new head of Apparel Design, British designer Neil Gilks is looking forward to building on RISD’s interdisciplinary “magic.” 

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In the Painting studios students and faculty pause to consider works in progress.