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Design Up Close

Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

Opening a New World

Two new Foundation Studies students build on the creative boost they got through RISD’s Project Open Door program.

Wong Accepts Accolades for ¡CityArts!

Barbara Wong MA 95, executive director of ¡CityArts!, explains how Providence’s nationally recognized afterschool arts program builds bridges for kids.

Teaching Perspective

Focused studies in Environmental Studies and Gender, Sexuality + Race helped Ali Blake 14 TX see her work in textiles—and the world around her—through a different lens.

Nurturing Young Talent

Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

Paradoxes and Polarities

Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

Acquiring a RISD Accent

Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

Teens Develop Portfolios

Eleven ambitious Rhode Island teenagers got a good feel for designing and building in 3D thanks to a weeklong Project Open Door summer studio.

All-Out Arts Immersion

Thirty K–12 art teachers from Rhode Island and beyond got their hands dirty and their energy restored at RISD’s second annual Teachers’ Studio Institute.