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RISD Black Biennial Envelops the Viewer with the Work of Nearly 80 Artists

Artscape Producer James Baumgartner talked with the show’s co-curators.

Challenging Fast Fashion

Apparel Design seniors present work in progress that reveals the thinking behind what they’re making and why.

Empires of the Imagination

Students in a new Illustration studio taught by Mary Jane Begin develop cohesive styles and expressive characters to bring their stories to life.

SPUR-Funded Research Underway

Juniors Gina Vestuti and Yukti Agarwal are using grants awarded by RISD Research to document the work of blues musicians in the US and traditional weavers in India.

Designing Inclusive Solutions

RISD’s chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America hosts an all-day makeathon focused on sustainability, accessibility and social impact.

RISD’s First Black Biennial Now on View

A month-long, student-curated exhibition brings together artists and designers of color from RISD and beyond to illuminate the diversity of the Black experience.

An Insatiable Curiosity

RISD celebrates International Women’s Day with a visit from experimental European designer Patricia Urquiola.

Handcrafted Gems

Submissions to the eighth annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists’ Book Contest beautifully marry craft and content.

Wintersession Whirlwind

A glimpse of students experiencing life outside their home departments during RISD’s annual five-week intersession term.