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  • Uncreative Practices

    03/16/2015
    Poet and provocateur Kenneth Goldsmith 84 SC leads a cross-disciplinary discussion about questions of plagiarism and originality in art, design and higher ed. 

  • Rockefeller Legacy Benefits Museum

    03/11/2015
    A new  $2.5-million gift to the RISD Museum builds on the Rockefeller family’s century-long legacy of supporting the arts in Rhode Island.

  • Building Aspirations

    03/09/2015
    Professor Jim Barnes BArch 69 works with graduate students in Architecture to inspire teens to pursue related fields.

  • Sound Vision

    03/03/2015
    Foundation Studies Programs Head Shawn Greenlee 96 PR has earned a MacColl Johnson Fellowship to explore ancient Asian instruments in the context of new technology. 

  • Making a Living Making Art

    02/25/2015
    In January, RISD’s Career Center hosted an event that offered professional advice for students hoping to break into the fine art market.

  • Iron in Winter

    02/24/2015
    Students in a Sculpture studio learn about the surprises of working with molten metal during a full-day “iron pour.”

  • Biennial Showcases Teachers’ Talents

    02/23/2015
    The 2015 Faculty Biennial at the RISD Museum presents an enticing mix of vibrant work – including crowd-pleasing surprises.

  • Rosanne Somerson Named 17th President

    02/18/2015
    Four decades after first coming to campus as a student, this award-winning designer and academic leader is well poised to lead RISD.

  • The Seduction of Skin

    02/13/2015
    Students in a cross-disciplinary studio make visceral works inspired by our largest – and perhaps most alluring – organ.

  • Design Up Close

    02/11/2015
    Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

  • Worlds within Worlds

    02/06/2015
    Leveraging the latest technology, award-winning author/illustrator David Wiesner 78 IL allows readers to explore the story of Spot by following their own path.

  • Glover Connects with the RISD Community

    02/04/2015
    Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover offers the final word in RISD’s 2015 MLK Series with a keynote address on effecting social change through the arts.

  • Painting from Life

    02/03/2015
    Julie Gearan’s unconventional portrait of outgoing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee captures his spirit and the mood of his term in office.

  • Go Eat Worms!

    01/29/2015
    Senior Chloé Bulpin 15 IL stashes packages of water bugs, silkworms, crickets – even armored scorpions – in her freezer when hosting dinners to normalize eating insects.

  • Fostering Creative Communication

    01/21/2015
    Approximately 160 RISD students volunteered for this year’s MLK Day of Service, engaging a peppy group of diverse elementary school children in games, craft projects and conversation.

  • Glover Headlines MLK Celebration

    01/12/2015
    Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover tops off this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Series with a visit to RISD on January 28.

  • Dealing with Death

    01/05/2015
    In a book named one of the best in 2014, cartoonist Roz Chast 77 PT shares her very personal story about aging and death.

  • Opening a New World

    01/02/2015
    Two new Foundation Studies students build on the creative boost they got through RISD’s Project Open Door program.

  • Architecture Meets Public Policy

    12/22/2014
    Now in her final year at RISD, Architecture major Ashley Kochiss BArch 15 hopes to go on to combine her lifelong love of art, culture, education and public policy.

  • Designed for Speed

    12/19/2014
    Apparel Design seniors develop crunchy new looks for Burton, Vermont’s cutting-edge snowboard company.
     

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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.