Stories about studios + projects
This year, of the 20 RISD students and alumni who applied for Fulbright grants to support research and study abroad, four have been fully funded and a fifth won a Core Scholar Grant via Holy Cross College, where she teaches visual arts.
“I sit in this hotel room and draw the face of an Iraqi who is telling the most humiliating and degrading story of his life.
Spotting a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep – native to the California mountain range by the same name – is nearly impossible without special tracking equipment.
These days, when people think about borders, fences and the American West, they can hardly help but think about the polarizing debate over illegal immigration.
Fourteen artists who met at RISD have teamed up with a print shop, a design firm and a women's association in Rwanda to raise funds through their artwork for a very tangible goal: to build community housing in a rural Rwandan village.
“Making art is a lot like quitting smoking,” said RISD alumMac Premo 95 IL.
Before Movable Type was a blogging platform, it was a technology breakthrough in its own right, allowing printing to become a widespread way of disseminating information, not unlike blogging in its effects on culture and society.
With November temperatures this year soaring up into the 70s, it's hard to believe the holiday season is well on its way.
From the birth of The Steel Yard to reimagining downtown Providence through a majorpublic art grant, RISD’s tradition of community engagement in Rhode Island and beyond runs long and deep.