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RISD Careers Event Offers Insights

Annual Fine Arts Portfolio Review provides students with fresh perspectives on their work and opportunities in the arts.

RISD Exhibits Woolworth Lunch Counter Stools That Played Part in Civil Rights History

The Providence Journal reflects on Don’t You Sit Down: Shades of Jim Crow, 1960– exhibition designed by RISD’s Interior Architecture department.

Who Painted Utility Boxes in Providence?

The Boston Globe reports on RISD students joining local artists and The Avenue Concept in transforming dull utility boxes into works of art.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Sculpture

Four graduating fine arts students discuss the joy of working with their hands and mixing mediums at RISD.

Echoes of Jim Crow

An interactive on-campus exhibition brings to life the civil rights movement and ongoing struggle against racism and segregation in the US.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Textiles

Four graduating seniors discuss how the pandemic influenced their RISD experience and fueled their very personal degree projects.

Virtual Design Portfolio Review Delivers 

Hundreds of RISD students share their portfolios online with eager design firm reps from across the country.

Designers Rise to NASA Challenges

Students in the recently launched RISD Space Design club are working on getting three separate projects into outer space.

Class of 2021 Q&A | Illustration

Four seniors in Illustration look back on how RISD has impacted their creative practices as they look forward to the future.