Topic: RISD

David Rockefeller’s gift to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum includes two Korean wedding chests, as well as two rare George I armchairs.

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Rockefeller donates $2.5 million to RISD Museum

March 13, 2015 0 comments

$500,000 that specifically supports the gallery will go toward renovating the space, updating the lighting and funding the installation of the pieces.

“Thinking Architecture” was produced by the RISD architecture department and brought to City Hall by the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism.

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At City Hall, RISD architecture dept. airs works in progress

March 11, 2015 0 comments

“Thinking Architecture: RISD Works in Progress,” marks a departure from the RISD tradition of showing the works on College Hill.

Rosanne Somerson P’11 has served as RISD’s interim president since John Maeda’s 2013 departure. Somerson took office permanently Wednesday.


RISD selects Somerson as president

February 20, 2015 0 comments

Rosanne Somerson P’11, a renowned studio furniture designer, became the 17th president of the Rhode Island School of Design Wednesday.

Rosanne Somerson, who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976, has acted as interim president of RISD since December 2013. She founded the school’s  furniture design department in 1985.


RISD presidential search draws from international applicant pool

February 13, 2015 1 comment

The international search for the Rhode Island School of Design’s 17th president has reached the preliminary interview process.

The seventh annual A Better World by Design conference proposed technology- and design-related solutions to real-world problems, such as revitalizing public spaces and the significance of American-made products.

University News

ABWxD inspires change by innovation

September 22, 2014 0 comments

Colorful balloons dotted campus this weekend, guiding participants in the seventh annual A Better World by Design.

The Radeke Restoration Project, which renovated three floors of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, cost $8.4 million in total.

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RISD galleries undergo renovations

September 9, 2014 0 comments

Restoration of the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha and the newly displayed Egyptian priest Nesmin’s coffin are two changes in the renovated the RISD Museum.

During SouthLight, a two-day public art installation last month, Grace Church Cemetery was aglow with lighting and videos commemorating the lives of deceased Providence residents.

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Public art project illuminates cemetery

February 11, 2014 0 comments

The work was developed under the guidance of Elettra Bordonaro and her students in a course offered during RISD’s Wintersession.

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RISD president’s departure elicits mixed response

December 6, 2013 0 comments

Over the past six years, John Maeda became known for melding technology and design.

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RISD president resigns

December 5, 2013 1 comment

Though his contract lasts to 2015, John Maeda will leave in January to work at a venture capital firm.

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RISD Museum exhibit shines light on the cinematic side of Warhol

November 17, 2013 0 comments

Andy Warhol’s silent film portraits of stars of the 1960s is on display now at the RISD Museum.