News

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.

Iron in Winter

Students in a Sculpture studio learn about the surprises of working with molten metal during a full-day “iron pour.”

Rosanne Somerson Named 17th President

Four decades after first coming to campus as a student, this award-winning designer and academic leader is well poised to lead RISD.

The Synergy of Discovery

More than 350 scientists, engineers, students and educators ranging in age from 18 to 86 and from as far away as Poland converged on campus last weekend for STEM to STEAM thru Synergy, the fourth design science symposium RISD has hosted since 2007.

The Seduction of Skin

Students in a cross-disciplinary studio make visceral works inspired by our largest – and perhaps most alluring – organ.

Design Up Close

Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

Painting from Life

Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.