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  • Drawing from the Deep

    02/04/2016
    Students in a Wintersession studio focused on whaling travel back in time at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

  • Drawing Marathon

    01/28/2016
    Students in an intense Wintersession studio (re)discover the essential power of drawing.  

  • Heartbreaker

    01/27/2016
    A solo exhibition at the RISD Museum takes viewers on the road with Photography Critic Jesse Burke MFA 05 PH and his young daughter.

  • Strange New Terrain

    01/12/2016
    A group exhibition curated by Digital + Media faculty members Shona Kitchen, Alyson Ogasian and writer Jennifer Dalton Vincent investigates the human need to explore.

  • Exploring Sound + Space at the RISD Museum

    12/11/2015
    Architecture students present an interactive, multimedia performance piece that brings the RISD Museum’s Grand Gallery to life.

  • Design Like a Girl

    12/04/2015
    The Architecture department builds on its partnership with Providence’s Lincoln School, encouraging young women to engage with the built environment.

  • Illuminating Experiments

    12/03/2015
    Cross-disciplinary designer James Carpenter 72 IL pushes the properties of glass to infuse light into his award-winning work.

  • Stranger than Fiction

    11/23/2015
    RISD faculty member Alexandra Anthony’s most recent film Lost in the Bewilderness earns an Odysseus Award for Best Creative Documentary.

  • Hope and the Humanities

    11/20/2015
    Renowned critical theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak speaks with the RISD community about globalization and the role of an aesthetic education.  

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    11/12/2015
    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

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In a studio called Design Science students explore geometric patterns and relationships, in part by constructing models.