From the expansive collections of the RISD Museum and Fleet Library to interdisciplinary labs and student galleries, here you’ll find many ways to inspire, refine and share your best work.
Students enjoy access to lectures, concerts, screenings and more than 90,000 works of fine art, design and decorative arts at this popular regional destination.
With more than 150,000 circulating books, RISD’s library offers resources in art, design, architecture and more in a beautifully redesigned historic 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.
The lab’s collection of materials and objects makes this space ideal for exploring color across all art and design fields.
Through experimental research, active learning and exchange, this space supports investigations of the social, cultural, ecological and expressive properties of movement.
Through imaging systems and access to more than 80,000 specimens, students explore design in nature at the meeting point of artistic and scientific research.
Through studios and independent research, students use this hub for sonic experimentation to compose experimental music, design soundscape, simulate architectural acoustics and more.
Students interested in honing their communication skills for projects and professional development find peer tutoring and other support outside the classroom.
Students are invited to propose and curate group shows for this vibrant gallery located at the entrance to the RISD Museum.
RISD’s downtown venue for showing graduate student work hosts a series of ever-changing shows throughout the academic year.
Activating the first floor of a 19th-century mansion, RISD’s original student gallery is the primary venue for showing undergraduate work.