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RISD Architects Think Small

Five affordable, net-zero homes designed in a RISD studio are being built in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood.

Women Working with Wood

The Center for Art in Wood hosts an exhibition of contemporary female woodworkers, including several with RISD connections.

New Fellowships for Grad Students

Thanks to two generous gifts, exceptional graduate students selected for the Society of Presidential Fellows will have tuition-free access to a RISD education.

Playing with Ideas

Associate Professor Cas Holman shares her passion for toy design on the new season of the Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design.

undergraduate students (2019/20)
graduate students (2019/20)
student/faculty ratio (fall 2019)
MacArthur “genius award” winners

Upcoming events

Workshop | Enabling Collaboration Through Objects

Tuesday, November 19

20 Washington Place

Visiting artist | Edouard Duval-Carrié

Wednesday, November 20

College Building

Visiting artist | Denis Do

Monday, December 2

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Raid the Icebox Now: Witnessing

curated by Sebastian Ruth

through July 26, 2020

RISD Museum


RISD students

through Dec 1

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

From the very first year you’ll be urged to experiment.

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies