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RISD Students Explore Unique Ecology of Hawai’i Island

A Wintersession global studies course led by Lucy Spelman and Andrea Dezsö considers the important role that artists and designers can play in environmental conservation.

Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden Honors Martin Luther King at RISD

RISD’s 11th annual MLK Series keynote speaker addresses public art and the importance of creating space for Black artists.

A Sense of Belonging

Brown|RISD Dual-Degree student Njari Anderson discusses the emotions behind Fountain, his Dorner Prize-winning sculpture now on view at the RISD Museum.

RISD Students Share Final Projects in Fall 2022 Critiques

As the semester comes to a close, grads and undergrads in every department gather constructive criticism for their inspiring work.

RISD’s First Illustration MFA Students Show the Medium’s Potential for Social Impact 

The Illustration department’s new graduate program aims to transform the field by inspiring self-authorship and social engagement.

Crossing the Pell—Again

RISD’s Interior Architecture department revisits a state-of-the-art installation presenting green retrofits to the iconic bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown, RI.

Farm-Fresh Design Ideas

Architecture students present innovative and sustainable building designs to nonprofit client What Cheer Flower Farm.

Please Touch

Sophomores in a fall Sculpture studio make work that invites the viewer to physically engage with it.

Visual Narratives that Inspire Change

Students in a fall studio highlighting humans’ impact on the natural world get encouraging critique from returning alum and wildlife artist Walton Ford.