When Interior Architecture major Laura Sussman spent a month in Tanzania the summer before her senior year, she didn’t anticipate that the experience would spur an independent project at RISD.
Monica Ogrodowski 09 TX is a prime example of why certain RISD students are compelled to complement a studio major with a concentration in History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS).
While many students who intern at the RISD Museum work quietly behind the scenes, Graphic Design major Holly Broussard enjoys her constant interaction with visitors to the Siskind Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, a resource for students, classes and individual researchers interested in works in the museum’s largest collection.
Students who choose to supplement their studio majors with a Concentration in Art History can get a firsthand look at the profession of museum curatorship via the Museum Fellows program.
“I haven’t had the most typical intern track,” admits Furniture Design senior Adam Hyman in reference to his fall internship at the RISD Museum.
In his most recent documentary, a timely and provocative film made for Georgia Public Broadcasting,Rhett Turner 98 PH probes the bitter, 20-year-old struggle over water and control of the waterways in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
When the Providence studio The Story Hat (TSH) began to develop their concept for a feature-length animated horror film, they didn’t need to look far to find an abundance of talented young artists to start the production process.
In an interdisciplinary studio built around Cranium, the Hasbro board game that blends language, art, memory and performance, students explored the psychology of game playing with an eye toward developing new games for the future.
In fall 2010 a 1,200-sf painting on the concrete façade of UMass Amherst’s Fine Arts Center prompted viewers to interpret it like a giant Rorschach test, thanks to visiting artist and Macarthur FellowAnna Schuleit 98 PT.