Luminous Structures

In an interdisciplinary Wintersession studio, students transform architectural glass and mirrors into visually arresting sculptural work.

News highlights

Burke Brings Depth to #MeToo

At a talk co-sponsored by RISD and Brown, #MeToo movement leader Tarana Burke inspired students through her personal history of advocacy.

Portraits in Junk

Painter Rachel Grobstein MFA 13 PT creates miniature tableaus based on everyday objects, compelling viewers to consider the commonly overlooked.

Questions of Identity

Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TX considers how religion relates to race, sexuality and global colonization.

Committing to a Career, Landing in Qatar

Thanks to advice from the RISD Career Center, recent graduate Leekyung Kang MFA 17 PR is happily immersed in a year-long fellowship at VCUarts Qatar.

Learning on a Lakota Reservation

Working on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, Social Innovation Fellow Elizabeth Schweizer 19 TX built intergenerational connections through the arts.

Upcoming events on campus

Feb 28

Visiting Artists | Jennifer & Kevin McCoy | Graduate Painting Department

Mar 2

MLK Keynote | An Evening with Roxane Gay

Mar 13

Visiting Illustrators | Young Alumni Panel

Featured exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition & Forum

RISD Faculty

through Mar 25

Chace Center

Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair 08 IL

Mar 2 – Apr 5

Left Field


Justin Kimball 85 PH

through Jul 8

RISD Museum

RISD in the media