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  • Reconnecting Providence

    01/31/2013
    Architecture Professor Emeritus Friedrich St. Florian led an advanced urban design studio to reimagine a vital intersection of downtown Providence. 

  • Mind Meld

    01/31/2013
    Beautiful tapestries, smart installations and inventive furniture designs are now on display in Full, the fifth annual Brown/RISD dual degree exhibition.

  • Mentoring Matters

    01/30/2013
    Painter Paula Martiesian 76 PT on The Mentor Project and accompanying exhibition she organized at the Newport Art Museum.

  • Davis Educational Foundation Funds New Research

    01/29/2013
    RISD has launched a new Academic Commons Program (ACP) to galvanize teaching and learning initiatives across campus.

  • Art + Business Meet at Harvard xDesign

    01/24/2013
    As an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School, RISD alum Jonathan Arena 09 GD has organized the first-ever Harvard xDesign conference.

  • Sharing King-Sized Values

    01/23/2013
    RISD's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Series – a week of events honoring the legacy of the influential civil rights leader – is inspiring many to reflect and serve their communities.

  • Wintersession Wanderlust

    01/15/2013
    Students enrolled in the Wintersession travel course Creating an Archive are studying photography in Vrindavan, India – a holy pilgrimage site brimming with cultural curiosities.

  • Now Showing: New Work by New Faculty

    01/14/2013
    Painters Angela Dufresne and Craig Taylor, two new assistant professors in the Painting department, are interested in innovation and integration.

  • Creating Sustainable Solutions in Central America

    01/10/2013
    RISD students developed a prototype off-the-grid schoolhouse for rural Costa Rica in collaboration with Earth University – the world's foremost research institute for sustainable agriculture.

  • Game On

    12/21/2012
    The RISD athletic community – a group known for rowdy gameplay, clever mascot costumes and team names laced with innuendo – welcomes two new sports organizations into the fold.

  • Documenting Truth

    12/21/2012
    Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

  • Furnishing Resonance

    12/20/2012
    Furniture Design students developed innovative design concepts for Steinway & Sons – the New York-based company widely known for making the world's finest pianos.

  • Decorating the Capitol

    12/13/2012
    Students involved with RISD's Project Open Door were invited to create ornaments for this year's National Christmas Tree display – a luminous holiday celebration held in the nation's capitol.

  • Inquiry in Italy

    12/07/2012
    Students who take part in the European Honors Program are given the freedom to pursue their academic interests while living in a country that has inspired artists for centuries.

  • Open Intro to Studio Life

    12/06/2012
    Prospective students visiting for Graduate Studies’ annual IN FOcus program respond especially warmly to Open Studios. 

  • Pure Genius

    12/03/2012
    Now that Natalia Almada MFA 01 PH has won a coveted MacArthur award, the documentary filmmaker is excited to be able to pursue her work without the distraction of constant fundraising.

  • Reimagining the Industrial Waterfront

    12/03/2012
    Graduate students are envisioning fantastical ways to reinvent the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre site that was once America's leading naval shipyard.

  • Working with Rwandans

    11/26/2012
    Fourteen alumni are creating artwork to help raise funds for housing in a remote Rwandan village.

  • Mixing Major Curiosities

    11/19/2012
    Student ceramicists are working with visiting artists to create marvelous – and sometimes unorthodox – projects.

  • Partnering Forces

    11/16/2012
    The permanent storefront shared by RISD Exposé and Second Life is getting prepped for The White Tie Show, a showcase of eclectic works by students and alumni.

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.