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RiverWalk Registers

  • RiverWalk
  • Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island School of Design and the Rhode Island School for the Deaf worked together to orchestrate the RiverWalk Registers project. Students from the area created bands or “registers” of self-portraits, portraits of well-known Rhode Islanders, and images from the art collection at RISD. The artwork tiles cover the columns of the pavilion. A panel on the pavilion invokes the memory of Roger Williams, who founded a settlement here in Providence as a “shelter for persons distressed for conscience.” Tiles in 26 languages remind the viewer of Williams’ intention.