Announcements + Updates

Hilton Als at the RISD Museum 10/26

Pulitzer Prize winning writer and cultural critic Hilton Als, chief theater critic for The New Yorker, presents the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989. He became a staff writer in 1994, theater critic in 2002, and lead theater critic in 2012. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff […]

Balken Curated Mark Tobey Retrospective Opens 11/04

Debra Balken (Senior Lecturer, Graduate Commons) curated a Mark Tobey retrospective, which was installed at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice during the summer of 2017. This exhibition will open at the Addison Gallery of American Art on the 4th November 2017 and run through 11th March 2018. The exhibition represents the first overview of the Mark […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workshops for Faculty

              Academic Affairs would like to highlight two upcoming faculty workshops arranged in partnership with RISD ISE and the MLK Committee.   Lee Mun Wah An Unfinished Conversation Diversity Conversations in the Classroom Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 8:30AM-11:30AM Tap Room, 4th Floor Memorial Hall So many times educators are […]

RISD Museum Exhibition Previews for Faculty

Faculty Exhibition Preview: Gorham Manufacturing Company Wednesday, October 11, 12-1 pm Danforth Hall Leaders in the American silver industry, the Providence-based Gorham Manufacturing Company became the largest producer of silver in the world with innovative designs that retained traditional metalsmithing handwork while embracing mechanization, technology and cutting-edge production processes. Elizabeth Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller […]

Yeadon Lectures at Cornell AAP in NYC

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) recently delivered a lecture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Lower Manhattan. The presentation entitled, Material Prospects, focused on new, innovative applications for smart materials and nanomaterials in the built environment, and it contained many insights that Yeadon had developed at the MacDowell Colony and the China […]

Yeadon featured in new transdisciplinary book: XXL – XS

Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) has been included in a new book by Actar Publishers, the book features a  nano-robotics project developed at his practice in New York City. The book, XXL – XS. New Directions in Ecological Design, was edited by Dr. Mitchell Joachim (New York University) and Michael Silver (University of Buffalo), with interviews and […]

Lostritto at Computational Image Exhibition

Carl Lostritto (Assistant Professor, Architecture) will have his work  exhibited, he will give a talk and he offer a workshop at the forthcoming, Designing the Computational Image + Imagining Computational Design Exhibition, at Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA on October 7th and 8th. The exhibit, which draws from both history and contemporary practices […]

Karasik’s Book, How to Read Nancy, Published

Paul Karasik (Critic, Illustration) and his co-author Mark Newgarden have had their new book, How To Read Nancy : The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, published by Fantagraphics. They were also interviewed about their new book in, The Daily Heller, a PRINT Magazine blog from renown design authority, Steven Heller.

Faculty Contributions Sought for Bibliography and Reading Group

Last year, the Association of Critical Race Art History (ACRAH) created an online, English-language bibliographic resource for people investigating issues of race, ethnicity, art, and visual culture. The bibliographies are available online at As they are being updated fairly regularly, we welcome recommendations for inclusion in the bibliographies (please see the form on the website). […]