Iconoclasts Coming for Commencement

On Saturday, May 30, filmmaker John Waters will accept his first honorary degree ever at RISD’s 2015 Commencement ceremony, where he’ll also deliver the keynote address.

Making Personal Connections

Taking a seat across the table, Pamela Chavez 15 IL confidently unrolls a collection of painterly images used in creating Roses for Wolves, her enchanting stop-motion animation about a young woman who follows the guidance of a mystical spirit-wolf.

Uncreative Practices

Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed.

Rockefeller Legacy Benefits Museum

Building on a long legacy of support from his family, David Rockefeller has made a gift of $2.

Building Aspirations

After getting a taste for the field through the Great Gumdrop Pasta Tower Challenge, local high school students participating in the Rhode Island ACE Mentor Program are continuing to learn about space, scale, planning and building.

Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

Despite the bone-chilling winter weather, hordes of art lovers turned out last Thursday evening for the opening of the RISD Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum.

Glover Connects with Campus Community

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover wrapped up his visit to RISD last Friday with a heartfelt, stream-of-conscious talk delivered to a packed house in RISD’s main auditorium.

Sound Vision

Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology.

Making a Living Making Art

Late last summer Tomas Hernando Kofman 16 PT climbed a ladder and wriggled his way into a tiny white-walled room in the center of a Brooklyn art studio.