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Celebrity Summer School

It’s like a mini RISD reunion at MoMA PS1 this month, whereGus Van Sant 75 FAV, James Franco 12 DM,media critic and theoristFrancisco Ricardoof RISD’s Digital + Media department and guest artistRyan Trecartin 04 FAVare avoiding the beach in favor of a series of master classes collectively billed asSummer School.

Desert Datascapes

These days, when people think about borders, fences and the American West, they can hardly help but think about the polarizing debate over illegal immigration.

Maeda Accepts AIGA Medal

On April 7 RISD President John Maeda accepted a 2010 AIGA Medal at a special event hosted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) in New York City.

Extraordinary Honorees at Commencement

At its June 4 Commencement ceremony, RISD will confer honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees on three individuals who have made significant contributions to the worlds of art, design and education.

STEAMy Discussion

When technology and science merge with art and design, wonderful things happen.

Rich Brilliant Willing Still Winning

It’s the kind of name an A-list indie band would kill for: Rich Brilliant Willing.

TEDActive Sparks Student Brainstorming

Eliot Bassett-Cann BArch 13 didn’t spend last Saturday night carousing, catching up on long overdue shut-eye or even immersed in studio work.

Historical Museum Gets a New Identity

In preparation for a capital campaign supporting a major new physical facility, the Martha’s Vineyard [MA] Historical Society sought RISD’s assistance in creating a fresh visual presence for its museum—one that reflects the museum’s importance as both a repository of history and a contemporary cultural resource.

RISD Common Reading Program

This summer RISD has joined colleges and universities across the country in assigning a selected book to all incoming freshmen, a kind of book club bonding experience that hastaken off in higher education in the last decade.