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

Finding Common Creative Ground

As of this fall RISD students can pursue interdisciplinary concentrations in two new areas: Drawing or Computation, Technology and Culture.

The Transformative Power of Art

New AICAD Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow Adela Goldbard believes in the political power of art to generate critical thinking and social transformation.

Promoting Conservation through Art

At RISD Weekend 17, four young alumni explain how they’re harnessing their passion for the natural sciences and building ecologically focused practices.

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.

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.

Upcoming events on campus

Oct 23

Updike Award Ceremony + Lecture | Nina Stössinger | Graphic Design

Oct 27

Film Screening | Two Trains Runnin' | Sam Pollard

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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