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