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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.

Sketchbook | Shadow Maker

Artist Kara Walker MFA 94 PT/PR speaks to the Toni Morrison tribute she created for the cover of The New Yorker.

Sketchbook | New Heights of Natural Wonder

Accomplished artist Henry Isaacs 73 PT paints 100+ plein air studies in Nepal to prep for a monumental painting of Mount Everest.

Quest for Nonviolence

Artist/activist Jordan Seaberry 14 PT encourages students enrolled in RISD’s Pre-College Program to pay attention and get involved in the world around them.

Unfinished Train of Thought

Works by Maddy Parrasch 19 PT and Emma Soucek 18 PT speak to a rich creative conversation cut short.

Between + Beyond at the Biennials

Nicole Eisenman 87 PT and Korakrit Arunanondchai 09 PR are the only two artists worldwide invited to show in both the 2019 Whitney and Venice biennials.

Painter on Being Old in Art School

Noted historian and author Nell Irvin Painter MFA 11 PT returned to RISD for a conversation about aging, ambivalence, ambition and starting over in art school.

Museum Acquires Edgy Contemporary Prints

Curator Jan Howard explains how Forth Estate’s wide-ranging print archive found a permanent home at the RISD Museum.

Contributing to the Greater Good

Providence-based artist Marly Rogers 90 PT collaborates on public installations that spark dialogue while making the world a more beautiful place.