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Maharam Fellows Make a Difference

RISD students and recent grads are using design thinking skills to support positive change in Africa, Asia and North and South America.

New RISD MFAs Show in NYC

Recent Photography and Ceramics graduate students present historically grounded work at Microscope Gallery in Chelsea and Sculpture Space in Long Island City.

More Than a Bridge

Michael Maltzan’s 6th Street Viaduct addresses mistakes of LA’s past.

Record Number of RISD Fulbrights

Seven artists and designers will advance cross-cultural dialogue across Europe and Asia during the 2022–23 academic year.  

Artist Xin Liu Lets Science-Backed Absurdity Take the Wheel

The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.

Duke Riley: Grand Master Trash

The audacious artist transforms seaborne plastics into maritime art at the Brooklyn Museum, driving home his message about their devastating environmental impact.

New Horizons for Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department

RISD cosponsors the annual SNAG conference, partners with precision tool manufacturer Lindström and celebrates another Windgate Fellowship.

Rose B. Simpson Thinks in Clay

The New York Times profiles the Native American sculptor, Ceramics alum and rising star.

Celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2022

The RISD community comes together to honor graduating students driving change and to welcome new president Crystal Williams.