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  • Nurturing Young Talent

    Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

  • RISD Appoints Two New Deans

    Sheri Wills and Daniel Cavicchi accept leadership positions in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts, respectively.

  • New Directions in Teaching

    Six faculty members win 2050 Fund grants to pursue exciting new initiatives this fall.

  • RISD Honors Excellence in Teaching

    Longtime Professor of Illustration Jean Blackburn 79 PT and History of Art and Visual Culture Lecturer Dalia Linssen each earn the 2014 John R. Frazier Award.

  • Love Is All You Need

    Speakers at RISD’s Commencement ceremony on May 31 reminded students to build on their achievements by focusing on doing what they love. 

  • Fostering Environmental Literacy

    RISD is launching a new interdisciplinary concentration this fall focused on escalating interest in Nature Culture Sustainability Studies.

  • Making Multimedia Magic

    This week 46 seniors in Film/Animation/Video are premiering their final live action and animated films at nightly public screenings.

  • Exploring the Future of Education

    The first recipients of RISD 2050 Fund grants imagine radical changes in art and design education in response to a rapidly changing world.

  • Exploring Subterranean Rome

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

  • Diving Deep

    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.

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