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

When Patient Care Meets Creative Practice

While balancing two demanding careers, author/illustrator and trauma nurse Jennifer Polan 01 IL is discovering unexpected synergies between them.

Proposed Interventions for Community Space

A department-wide charette challenges Interior Architecture students to revitalize a downtown Woonsocket, RI neighborhood by designing an outdoor community performance space.

Reflections from Hilton Als

Pulitzer-prize winning critic Hilton Als delivers the 2017 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture.

Building a Cohesive Body of Work

Senior Zenzele Ojore 18 PH returns from a summer internship in Uganda with surprising new insights about her own identity as a black American artist.

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.

Upcoming events on campus

Nov 27

Visiting Artist | Jina Valentine | Painting Department

Nov 29

Visiting Artist | Sarah Oppenheimer | Glass Department

Nov 30

Visiting Artist | Lydia Dona | Painting Department

Featured exhibitions on + off campus

Stranger Than Paradise

through Feb 25

RISD Museum


Daniel Clayman 86 GL

through Jan 23



Shepard Fairey 92 IL

Nov 11 – Dec 17

Library Street Collective

RISD in the media