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  • Talking Tools

    03/23/2015
    Students, faculty and visiting artists consider the link between digital interfaces and the imagination as part of RISD’s new tool ( ) series.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Latin American Perspective

    12/11/2014
    Recently hired Assistant Professor of Foundation Studies Paula Gaetano Adi brings a cultural perspective to her work in new media.

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In the Painting studios students and faculty pause to consider works in progress.