RISD WORKS, located in the RISD Museum, was founded in 2001 to celebrate the Rhode Island School of Design's leadership in art, design, and education. All the the store's retail items are designed and/or made by RISD alumni and faculty and includes merchandise supporting the Museums exhibitions and collections.

RISD WORKS encourages us to look at familiar things in a new way: behind every item featured, from the mass produced object to the fine art original, is the hand and mind of a RISD artist.