Announcements + Updates

Provost’s 2017 Welcome Back Letter

What is Art For? William Burroughs wrote that “the aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values”. As we start to develop the detail of our Academic Plan, which will inform the next Institutional Strategic Plan, it is essential that we reflect on our mission, vision and values and reaffirm some […]

Van Den Eijnde Publishes New Website

Gwen van den Eijnde (Assistant Professor, Apparel Design) has recently published a new website : www.gvde.net The website shows a selection of 21 projects, created internationally over the past fifteen years, mainly in France, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. The projects reflect Gwen van den Eijnde’s unique creativity and his interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary work, blending […]

Babcock Papermaking Installation at the Granoff Center

May Babcock (Critic, Printmaking) has a new collaborative installation, Ebb and Flow II, current on view at the Granoff Center (154 Angell Street, Providence), Brown University. Babcock and her fellow artist Megan Singleton were inspired by the waterways and flora of the Narragansett Bay, dendritic patterns found in watershed maps and plant forms are interpreted […]

Yugon Kim Completes Hardwood CLT Structure

Yugon Kim (Critic, Interior Architecture) has just completed the first hardwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structure in the United States for the Columbus Exhibition in Columbus, Indiana. Yugon Kim was selected amongst 10 other Miller Prize Finalists to design and construct an installation in the main plaza of the city. IKD the design practice in […]

RISD Museum Programs for Faculty

Exhibition Preview: European Galleries Tuesday, September 12, 12-1 pm Grand Gallery The Museum’s newly renovated European galleries include works from the 11th to the 19th centuries. Visit with Laurie Brewer, Associate Curator, Costume and Textiles, and Elizabeth Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in the galleries to hear more about the […]

Handwriting the Constitution, Constitution Day, 09/17/17

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, RISD celebrates Constitution Day with a local session of “Handwriting the Constitution,” a NYC-based, global art project.  Join our creative scribal workshop at the Fleet Library, 15 Westminster Street, 3-7 p.m.  Learn about this founding document by copying out the text, and/or create “friendly amendments” to broadcast your vision of […]

Sittenfeld Photoessay in New York Times

Josephine Sittenfeld (Lecturer, Photography) was recently featured in the New York Times. Her photographs accompany a feature written by Cammie McGovern and entitled, Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism, which trended as one of the most emailed articles after its publication at the end of August.   Image Credit: New York Times  

Strahle Exhibition ‘New Paintings’ Opens at Smith College

Gwen Strahle (Senior Critic, Experimental and Foundation Studies) is showing new paintings at Oresman Gallery (22 Elm Street, Northampton, MA), Smith College.  Strahle paints objects and still-life’s from observation and from memory.  Her new body of work explores color and light through the eye of the water glass, and through her memory of gemstones.  She […]

Lee published in ‘Photographies’ Journal

Jung Joon Lee (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) was published in the August 2017 issue of photographies. Lee’s article, 1984 A Camptown Story, examines Kim Yongt’ae’s photocollage, DMZ, which consists of photo-portraits he acquired from commercial photo studios in U.S. military camptowns in South Korea. While discussions on ‘found’ photographs often center […]