Posts Tagged ‘Fleet Library’

Handwriting the Constitution, Constitution Day, 09/17/17

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, RISD celebrates Constitution Day with a local session of “Handwriting the Constitution,” a NYC-based, global art project.  Join our creative scribal workshop at the Fleet Library, 15 Westminster Street, 3-7 p.m.  Learn about this founding document by copying out the text, and/or create “friendly amendments” to broadcast your vision of […]

Student Artists’ Book Juried Contest and Exhibition

The Fleet Library at RISD is proud to present the 1st Annual Student Artists’ Book Juried Contest and Exhibition. Undergraduate and Graduate Students are invited to enter an Artists’ Book they have created in the past year. Deadline for entries is April 24, 2015, at 4pm. All entries will be exhibited on the 2nd floor of the […]

Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel Visit

The Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel Visit is taking place on January 26 and 27, with committee members: Carol Graney, Chair of the Committee and Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries; Charles Getchell, College Librarian, Saint Anselm College; and Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost, Brown University. The Board of Trustees has established the program of […]

Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel visit

The Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel Visit will take place on January 26 and 27, with committee members: Carol Graney, Chair of the Committee and Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries; Charles Getchell, College Librarian, Saint Anselm College; and Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost, Brown University. The Board of Trustees has established the program of […]

Covert on the “birth of camouflage”

Claudia Covert (Librarian) will present a brief history of science, world events, technology and art that led to the birth of camouflage. The presentation will include a brief history of concealing camouflage and different forms of camouflage, including the advent of dazzle camouflage and its role in the war at sea. There will be a […]

Whitehill Chong Essay Published

Laurie Whitehill Chong’s (Special Collections Librarian/Curator of Artists’ Books) essay entitled “Word Antics” was included in the exhibition catalog “Ruth Laxson: Hip Young Owl,” a retrospective of nearly 50 years of prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, performance art, mail art, and artist’s books created by this important Atlanta artist. The exhibition was held January 26 – […]

Fleet Library Lauded as “Amazing” and “Historically Significant”

The RISD Fleet Library, which was established in 1878 and moved into the first two floors of the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust bank in 2006, was  named one of the “most amazing university libraries in the world,” by BestMastersPrograms.org. The Library houses 140,000 books, 685,000 images and sound recordings, 1,200 rare artists books and […]

Fleet Library receives $50,000 IMLS Grant

The Fleet Library is the recipient of a $50,000 National Forum Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) to hold a symposium titled Materials Education and Research in Art and Design: A New Role for Libraries. To be held from June 6-8 2013, this unprecedented summit will unite international stakeholders, including artists, architects and designers, […]