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Maeda Accepts AIGA Medal

On April 7 RISD President John Maeda accepted a 2010 AIGA Medal at a special event hosted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in New York City.

Extraordinary Honorees at Commencement

At its June 4 Commencement ceremony, RISD will confer honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on three individuals who have made significant contributions to the worlds of art, design and education.

STEAMy Discussion

When technology and science merge with art and design, wonderful things happen.

Rich Brilliant Willing Still Winning

It’s the kind of name an A-list indie band would kill for: Rich Brilliant Willing.

TEDActive Sparks Student Brainstorming

Eliot Bassett-Cann BArch 13 didn’t spend last Saturday night carousing, catching up on long overdue shut-eye or even immersed in studio work.

Historical Museum Gets a New Identity

In preparation for a capital campaign supporting a major new physical facility, the Martha’s Vineyard [MA] Historical Society sought RISD’s assistance in creating a fresh visual presence for its museum—one that reflects the museum’s importance as both a repository of history and a contemporary cultural resource.

RISD Common Reading Program

This summer RISD has joined colleges and universities across the country in assigning a selected book to all incoming freshmen, a kind of book club bonding experience that hastaken off in higher education in the last decade.

NEA Grant Cultivates Public Art

RISD partners with Providence and local arts groups to reimagine downtown as a destination for the arts .

Making HUGO

In his seventh collaboration to date with film directorMartin Scorsese, cinematographerRobert Richardson 79 FAV shot the much-anticipated new movie Hugo, helping to create the wonderful atmosphere that makes the director’s first foray into 3D so successful.