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 18

Visiting Speaker | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

Oct 19

Student Event | LP01 Zine Release Party

Oct 19

Opening Reception | Photography Triennial

Featured exhibitions on + off campus

Stranger Than Paradise

through Feb 25

RISD Museum

Rainfield

Daniel Clayman 86 GL

through Jan 23

MassArt

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

Human/Nature

Steven Kenny 84 IL

Sep 25 – Oct 24

Angela King Gallery

RISD in the media