Students appreciate direct access to lectures, concerts, screenings and a rich collection of more than 90,000 works of fine art, design and decorative arts from around the world at this popular regional destination.
With more than 150,000 circulating books, RISD’s library offers a wide range of specialized resources in art, design, architecture and more in a beautifully redesigned historic grand banking hall.
This research space brings together a cross-departmental community to experiment with advanced tools and techniques through peer tutoring, sponsored studios and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Hosting an impressive collection of creative materials and research objects, this interdisciplinary space provides students and faculty with essential resources for investigating the significance of color across all art and design fields.
Through state-of-the-art imaging systems and unmediated access to more than 80,000 specimens, students explore design in nature and the symbiosis between artistic and scientific research.
Students interested in honing their writing skills for academic papers and professional development find peer tutoring and other welcomed support outside a classroom setting.
Students are invited to propose and curate group shows for this vibrant gallery, which is ideally located at the entrance to the RISD Museum.
As RISD’s primary venue for exhibiting graduate student work, this inviting space downtown hosts a series of ever-changing exhibitions throughout the academic year.
Activating the first floor of an iconic 19th-century mansion at the crest of College Hill, RISD’s original student gallery is now the primary venue for exhibiting undergraduate work.