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Completing the Picture

Artist Bo Joseph 92 PT begins his creative process by scavenging culturally and historically resonant artifacts – Roman helmets, erotic figures, Louis XIV chairs, even children’s clipart from Germany.

Mythic Meditations

Painting ProfessorDonna Bruton, who has taught at RISD for 18 years and has had two shows in Providence since last summer, has long maintained a productive tension in her work between seemingly contradictory influences.

Students Collaborate with National Park Service

In honor of National Park Week (April 16-24, 2011), an exhibition of work by RISD students opened at the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, the Long Island home of America’s 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt.

Frenetic Films at MoMA PS1

Within five years of graduation, filmmaker and multimedia artistRyan Trecartin 04 FAV had landed atrifecta of major awards, racking up more than $200,000 in art prizes.

Coming Attractions

This week RISD hosts the world premiere of 31 films by seniors inFilm/Animation/Video, with screenings in the RISD Auditorium each evening at 7 pm from May 18–21.

Students Re-envision a Historic Gem

Assistant Professor of Interior ArchitectureMarkus Berger and his students from RISD’s Masters program in Interior Architecture (Adaptive Reuse) want to broaden our thinking about historic preservation.

Message in a Bottle

Using thousands of recycled water and milk bottles, Professor and Head of SculptureEllen Driscoll has created an ambitious new work of public art for Providence’s waterfront.

Reimagining the Industrial Waterfront

Graduate students enrolled in Scales of Operation in the Waterfront have big ideas for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Dancing on the Ceiling

Designer Matthew Bird 89 ID, an assistant professor of Industrial Design at RISD, learned long ago that the secret to carving out a successful career is thinking outside the box.