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Bold Breakthroughs in 3D Weaving

In developing Weavecraft, Associate Professor Brooks Hagan MFA 02 TX and the Virtual Textiles Research Group are pushing the potential for weaving in exciting new directions.

Glassblowing Meets Reality TV

Two alumni are central to the cast of the competition show Blown Away on Netflix.

Outside In

Mixed-media artist Esther Solondz MFA 80 PH uses milkweed to create a quirky environmental installation at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA.

Making the Gardner Relevant to Diverse Visitors

Museum educator Michelle Grohe MA 02 takes an inclusive approach at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Guided by Nature

Work by Industrial Design alums and faculty engaging with the natural world is featured in the Cooper Hewitt’s design triennial.

Upcoming events on campus

Aug 28

International student orientation

Sep 1

New student orientation

Sep 3


Designing Brilliance, 1850–1970

Gorham Silver Manufacturing Co.

RISD Museum

Providence, RI

historical exhibition

Thing Indescribable

Jenny Holzer MFA 77 PT

Guggenheim Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

solo exhibition

New Contemporaries 2019

Class of 2019 (selected)

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Providence, RI

group exhibition

Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection

curated by Matthew Bird 89 ID | RISD faculty

Norton Museum of Art

West Palm Beach, FL

poster exhibition


Jane Kim 03 PR

Andra Norris Gallery

Burlingame, CA

group exhibition

RISD in the media

Providence Business News

RISD President Receives Pell Award