Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
One of the most eminent fine arts colleges in the U.S., located in Providence, R.I. It was founded in 1877 but did not offer college-level instruction until 1932. It combines professional arts training with a broad liberal arts curriculum, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in the design, fine arts, and other fields. Its art museum has extensive collections of American painting and decorative arts.
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