New Grad Programs Address 21st-Century Needs

Beginning in fall 2018, students in two new graduate programs in Liberal Arts will grapple with the complexities of globalization and urgent ecological challenges.

News highlights

Bervin’s Nanoscale Ode to the Silkworm

Poet Jen Bervin explores the intersection of text and textiles in Silk Poems, just published this fall after seven years of research.

Continuing the Conversation in Doha

Farah Altaweel MA 17 talks about transitions and her unconventional approach to combatting #fakenews.

Patti Smith Connects with Students

The legendary singer, writer and artist offers students inspiring advice about staying true to one’s craft.

Textiles Revolution Looms Large

Backed by the National Science Foundation, professors from RISD and Cornell create groundbreaking software that allows everyone interested to produce woven fabrics.

Imagining a Beautiful Revolution

As the first speaker in RISD’s Community Dialogues series, activist and author Jeff Chang urged students to make art that advocates for social justice.

Upcoming events on campus

Oct 22

Special Event | Eat the World | Global Initiative

Oct 23

Updike Award Ceremony + Lecture | Nina Stössinger | Graphic Design

Oct 24

Visiting Artists | Jason Fulford & Tamara Shopsin | Gary Metz Series (Photography Department)

Featured exhibitions on + off campus

Stranger Than Paradise

through Feb 25

RISD Museum


Daniel Clayman 86 GL

through Jan 23


Things to Say at Night

Julia Bland 08 PT

Sep 10 – Oct 29

MILLER Contemporary

Katie Stout

Katie Stout 12 FD

Sep 26 – Oct 26

R & Company


Steven Kenny 84 IL

Sep 25 – Oct 24

Angela King Gallery

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