Stories about studios + projects

Working with Rwandans

Fourteen artists who met at RISD have teamed up with a print shop, a design firm and a women's association in Rwanda to raise funds through their artwork for a very tangible goal: to build community housing in a rural Rwandan village.

Making the Hunger Games’ Mockingjay

After working on dozens of blockbuster films, jewelry designer Dana Schneider 82 SC felt like she won the lottery when asked to create the iconic mockingjay pin for The Hunger Games.

Seeing Color in a Whole New Light

At first glance, the group on stage had nothing in common.

RISD Partners with US State Department

As it approaches its 50th anniversary, the US State Department’s office of ART in Embassies (AIE) has chosen renowned sculptorJim Drain 98 SC to create a site-specific work for a new US embassy compound being built in Rabat, Morocco.

Student Artwork Gains Exposure at RISD Exposé

With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.

Alums Revive A Tiny Town in Hudson Valley

From the birth of The Steel Yard to reimagining downtown Providence through a majorpublic art grant, RISD’s tradition of community engagement in Rhode Island and beyond runs long and deep.

MacNeil, a Master of the Medium

Linda MacNeil 76 SC began her jewelry career when she was just a teenager – twisting wire from her father’s basement workbench and borrowing her mother’s car to sell the earrings, necklaces and belts she crafted to passersby in Hanover, NH.

RISD Ranks #1 for Fine Arts Grad Programs

For the third year running, US News & World Report announced today that RISD tops its rankings of the best Fine Arts Schools, which looks at graduate programs in art and design throughout the country.

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