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Where Art + Business Meet

Through long-term partnerships with MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Babson College, RISD students investigating product development have an opportunity to work closely with their business school counterparts– students majoring in marketing, manufacturing, engineering design, management and other disciplines.

Fresh Finds, Locally Made

More than 300 Rhode Island artists – many with ties to RISD – are showing work in the RISD Museum’s first regional survey in 20 years.

Illustrating for TEDMED‬‬

RISD illustrators are showing stimulating connections between art and medicine at the TEDMED 13 conference, which runs from April 16–19 in Washington, DC.

Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.

We Art Boston

After the shock of the Boston Marathon bombing last spring, Illustration faculty member Joe McKendry 94 IL wanted to do something to help.

Mastering Materials

Last week the Furniture Design department hosted Material Lessons, a two-day symposium exploring the importance of materials research and knowledge in the practice of art and design.

Kalman to Deliver Commencement Keynote

Three distinctly different pioneers in contemporary culture will accept honorary degrees at RISD’s 2013 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 1.

Stepping Into Shoemaking

This spring RISD designers are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to dive into the world of traditional shoemaking – a highly specialized craft that's rooted in centuries-old European tradition.

Fresh Twist on Traditional Textiles

Printmaking senior Nina de Vassal 13 PR is pleased to have found a way to showcase the outdoor textures typical of Philadelphia’s oldest neighborhoods inside the home – through sophisticated upholstery and wallpaper inspired by the brick exteriors of many of the area’s Federal-style homes, not to mention the wisteria that creeps along their wrought iron fences.