Malcolm Grear Receives RISDs Professor Emeritus Medallion

Yesterday, the Rhode Island School of Design awarded 50 retired professors the first ever Professor Emeriti Medallion. Malcolm Grear, who taught at RISD for over 35 years, was honored along with other distinguished professors including Lorraine Howes, Richard Merkin, Jack Pripp, Dean Richardson, Friedrich St. Florian, and Marc Harrison (posthumously). The term “retired professor” is not an entirely accurate description of Malcolm Grear, who regularly invites classes to his design studio (Malcolm Grear Designers), occasionally teaches graduate courses at RISD, and maintains a busy national/international lecture schedule. RISD President, Roger Mandle, who is leaving this leading art and design institution after 15 celebrated years, also received an honorary Emeritus Medallion.

See RISD’s profile on Malcolm Grear.

Malcom Grear Nominated for the National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement

Malcolm Grear has been nominated for the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s 2008 National Design Awards program for Lifetime Achievement. As the only awards of their kind in the nation and the Museum’s largest education initiative, the awards celebrate design excellence and innovation. The Awards serve as a critical gauge of the impact of design on the quality of American life. Visit the National Design Awards web site. Visit the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum web site.

John Cohen at the Rhode Island School of Design

John Cohen, the photographer, filmmaker, artist, and musician, lectured at the RISD Auditorium yesterday evening (October 2, 2007) in conjunction with the RISD Photography Department and the RISD Museum. Malcolm Grear, a long time friend and colleague of John’s, introduced John Cohen to the audience of interested students and professionals. John Cohen’s lecture coincided with the Henry Horenstein exhibition “HONKY TONK: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981.”

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