Exhibition Hall, Empire Street addition

New Exhibition Room and Gallery

Our renovated third floor will sport a large exhibition space with a museum-quality gallery.
What a beautiful, great library this is. I’m amazed by the Rhode Island Collection; a perfect place for my collection. I know and trust it will be shared with generations to come.
Lou Costa
PPL Alum

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June Shinʼs Story

I was first introduced to the Daniel Berkeley Updike Collection on the History of Print as a Rhode Island School of Design MFA student in professor and designer Cyrus Highsmith’s typeface design class.  Ever since, I have found a seemingly endless source for conducting my meticulous research and extremely detailed work, first as a student ...

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