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Uncovering Hidden Bits of History

Murals uncovered through repairs in the Waterman Building—built in 1893 as the first permanent home for the college—point to a former focus at RISD in the 1940s.

Sonic Practice on the Cutting Edge

Since opening last fall, the spatial audio studio above the library has helped advance sound studies at RISD.

Guggenheim Fellows Focus on New Work

Faculty members Deborah Zlotsky and Yevgeniya Baras and alumna Jennifer Garza-Cuen MFA 12 PH win 2019 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Nottage Knows the World’s a Stage

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage speaks to students about the reach, resonance and responsibility of art in the Trump era.

Gallardo Gives RISD a Rosy Glow

Brooklyn-based illustrator Marly Gallardo 15 IL recently completed a poster designed to bring RISD to the attention of high school students across the country.

Connecting with the Class of 2022

Kicking off the academic year and getting to know a multinational, community-minded group of incoming students.

Fellowships Support Painters’ Progress

Two New York-based painters with RISD connections have earned 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships in support of ongoing studio exploration.

Considering Cultural Appropriation

A trio of visiting scholars delves into questions of censorship, exploitation, power dynamics and the importance of engaging in difficult conversations.

New Partnership Centers on Moroccan Craft

Moroccan artisans and designers visit RISD as part of a multiphase cultural exchange program.