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What Are You Looking At?

Painter Robin F. Williams returns to RISD to discuss the inspiration behind her self-possessed female figures.

The Lay of the Landscape

Grad students Heather McMordie and Lilla Szekely curate an evocative exhibition called Land // Fill // Land.

New Modes of Inquiry

Students, faculty and staff take part in collaborative, cross-disciplinary ideation in RISD’s Center for Complexity.

Se Habla Español

Associate Professor Paula Gaetano-Adi experiments with an interesting way of helping first-year students let go of their assumptions.

Refreshing Approach to Business

Illustrator Julia Rothman 02 IL teams up with writer Shaina Feinberg for Scratch, a new biweekly column in The New York Times.

Upcoming events on campus

Jan 3

Wintersession 2020 Classes Begin

Jan 22

MLK keynote lecture | Michelle Alexander

Feb 4

Workshop | The City as Body, Act 1

Raid the Icebox Now with Sebastian Ruth

curated by Sebastian Ruth

RISD Museum

Providence, RI

anniversary exhibition

Black: Color/Context/Meaning

curated by Sarah O’Brien MFA 20 CR

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Providence, RI

group exhibition

The Art and Design of Spider Silk

Various artists

RISD Museum

Providence, RI

group exhibition

Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking

Annie Evelyn 99 FD/MFA 09

Center for Art in Wood

Philadelphia, PA

group exhibition

10 Columns

Phillip K. Smith III BArch 96

Bridge Projects

Hollywood, CA

solo exhibition

Fons Americanus

Kara Walker MFA 94 PT/PR

Tate Modern

London, England

solo installation

RISD in the media