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A Virtual Feast

Mattia Casalegno’s Aerobanquets RMX offers a transformative VR experience that plays with participants’ perceptions of taste.

Ready to celebrate?

Check our Commencement site for all the information you need leading up to this year's ceremony on Saturday, May 30.

Interrogating Cultural Norms

Assistant Professor of Photography Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa reflects on contemporary practice and creative research.

Photographing the Arctic

Alumna Acacia Johnson’s stunning photo essay about Inuit peoples of the Canadian Arctic appears in National Geographic.

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

Upcoming events

Awards presentation | Student Artists’ Book Contest

Wednesday, February 19

Fleet Library at RISD

Wintersession celebration | Pre-Columbian Mexico

Thursday, February 20

20 Washington Place

Diversity dialogue | Daniel Bernard Roumain

Wednesday, February 26

20 Washington Place

American Dreams

Martin Mull 65 PT / MFA 67

through Mar 12

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

The Art and Design of Spider Silk

Various artists

through Apr 19

RISD Museum

Baker & Whitehall Artists’ Book Contest

RISD students

through May 1

Fleet Library at RISD

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

get a sense of Experimental and Foundation Studies