News

Shifting Focus After the Storm

Two art students from Puerto Rico are studying at RISD this semester as part of an AICAD exchange program initiated in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

A Call for Creative Activism

During a visit to campus in mid April, poet and indigenous rights activist Allison Adelle Hedge Coke inspired students to address urgent social and environmental issues.

Honoring Innovation at Commencement 2018

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang, photographer Annie Leibovitz and robotics pioneer David Hanson 96 FAV are being recognized at this year's ceremony.

Rooftop Landing

We Come in Peace, a new installation by Huma Bhabha 85 PR, brings an otherworldly feel to the roof of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

Conversing with the Cosmos

A two-person exhibition at Haines Gallery in San Francisco showcases breathtaking images by photographer Linda Connor 67 PH paired with sculpture by Zhan Wang.

Instinct for Allegory

Visiting artist Walton Ford 82 FAV paints stunning pictures alluding to the disastrous impact of humans on the natural world.

Contributing via Alternative Spring Break

At the end of March, students participating in Alternative Spring Break traveled to Acadia National Park to create, plan and execute a service experience from the ground up.

Souvenirs of Substance

Associate Professor Paolo Cardini leads a RISD symposium in Rome focused on non-Western, student-conceived visions of the future.

Next-Gen Multiliteracy Center

Moving beyond writing support, RISD’s Center for Arts & Language takes an inclusive approach to mentoring students.