Luminous Structures

In an interdisciplinary Wintersession studio, students transform architectural glass and mirrors into visually arresting sculptural work.

News highlights

Gay Chooses Joy

Celebrated author and activist Roxane Gay, RISD’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote speaker, shares her perspectives on body image, sexual violence and resilience.

Students Stretch the Art of Books

The 2018 iteration of RISD’s Student Artist’s Book Competition teems with brilliant work.

​Beyond the Body

As Photography major Zai Rutter 19 PH prepares for a reading-intensive independent study this spring, issues of identity, language and authenticity are top of mind.

Portraits in Junk

Painter Rachel Grobstein MFA 13 PT creates miniature tableaus based on everyday objects, compelling viewers to consider the commonly overlooked.

Questions of Identity

Brown/RISD dual degree student Nadia Wolff BRDD 21 TX considers how religion relates to race, sexuality and global colonization.

Upcoming events on campus

Mar 20

Visiting Artist | Sylvia Ann Soares

Mar 21

Visiting Artist | Andrew Bearnot

Apr 3

Visiting Artist | Edgar Arceneaux

Featured exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition & Forum

RISD Faculty

through Mar 25

Chace Center

Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair 08 IL

through Apr 5

Left Field

Almost Home

Do Ho Suh 94 PT

through Aug 5

Smithsonian American Art Museum

RISD in the media

Providence Monthly

The Art of Science