Featured Events

Exhibition | The Chair Show

A curated exhibition by Hannah Bartlett 19 FD and Raina Wellman 19 GD.

Exhibition | Inaugural Design Research Seed Fund

The Architecture department welcomes you to join us as Assistant Professor Emanuel Admassu presents the Inaugural Design Research Seed Fund...

Panel discussion | RISD alumni

The TLAD department (Teaching + Learning in Art + Design) invites you to join us for a panel discussion with RISD alumni Tianqiutao Chen, Clara Lieu 98 IL...

Visiting artist | Chie Fueki

The Painting department welcomes Japanese-American painter Chie Fueki, who lives and works in Brooklyn. Represented by Mary Boone Gallery in New York City...

Panel discussion | Where is Africa?

Artists Salome Asega and Delphine Fawundu, along with curator Niama Safia Sandy, share their work related to representation, decolonization and artistic...

Visiting artist | Natalia Nakazawa

RISD Careers welcomes artist and alumna Natalia Nakazawa 04 PT, who will present a talk and workshop on intersecting identities in the art world. Artists...

Screening and Q&A |  Dragonfly Eyes by Xu Bing

Xu Bing, prominent printmaker, installation artist and filmmaker will screen his film Dragonfly Eyes, developed entirely from surveillance footage. A Q&A...

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7pm
Visiting composer | Yasunao Tone

Digital + Media welcomes Japanese-American artist, writer, theorist and composer Yasunao Tone. Tone co-founded Group Ongaku in the early 1960s, has been...

Panel & workshop | Coastal Futures

RISD’s Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies program welcomes professor of architecture and sustainability expert Hillary Brown, who will lead a panel...

Gallery talk | Emanuel Admassu

The Architecture department invites you to join us as Assistant Professor Emanuel Admassu gives a gallery talk as part of the Inaugural Design Research Seed...

RISD Global | European Honors Program in Rome

To learn more about the European Honors Program, students are invited to attend one of our many infosessions/events happening around campus throughout the...

Visiting artist | Xu Bing

RISD welcomes visiting artist and filmmaker Xu Bing, who will talk about his broader body of work including his drawings, prints, installations and recent...

Visiting designer | Laurel Schwulst

The Graphic Design department welcomes alumna, artist, writer and designer Laurel Schwulst GD 10, who heads up the design practice Beautiful Company and...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 6:30pm
RISD Global | Off-campus semester programs

To learn more about the European Honors Program and Global Exchange program, students are invited to attend one of our many infosessions/events happening...

Book fair | RISD Unbound

RISD UNBOUND is a day-long event celebrating artists’ books, zines and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and local artists, as well as...

Student event | Korean Culture Show

RISD's Korean Student Association joins with Brown's KISA and KASA groups to present the annual Korean Culture Show. Please join us for food, student...

Saturday, April 6, 2019 5pm
Visiting artist | Billie Lee

RISD’s Sculpture department welcomes artist, educator, writer and RISD alumna Billie Lee 04 PT, who works at the intersection of art, pedagogy and social...

RISD Careers | Fulbright advising workshop

Come take a deep dive with us into the Fulbright grant process and find out what makes a competitive proposal. We will review the process and timeline...

Visiting artist | John Edmonds

The Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer John Edmonds, an artist whose practice brings together photography, fabric, video and text. Best known...

Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Chrissie Iles

RISD's Graduate Commons Speaker Series continues this spring with The Gradual Contemporary: Conversations on Contemporary Art. Chrissie Iles will present An...

Graphic Design exhibition | As, not for… Dethroning our Absolutes

The Graphic Design department presents As, not for: Dethroning our Absolutes, an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic...

Visiting architect | Afaina de Jong

RISD Architecture welcomes Afaina de Jong, founding principal of AFARAI, an Amsterdam-based architectural agency that specializes in spatial design and...

RISD Global | Global exchange infosession

To learn more about the Global Exchange programs, students are invited to attend one of our many infosessions/events happening around campus throughout the...

Panel discussion | Unlearning STEAM

The Center for Student Involvement presents a panel discussion on the merits and weaknesses of the STEAM movement (adding Art to traditional STEM fields of...

Panel discussion | RISD alumni

The TLAD department (Teaching + Learning in Art + Design) invites you to join us for a panel discussion with RISD alumni Kim Beck MFA 99 PT/PR, Matthew Bird...

RISD Careers | Prep for the Fine Arts Review

Be prepared to show your artwork and connect with arts professionals at the Fine Arts Portfolio Review. This is an unparalleled opportunity to build your...

Visiting scholar | Arturo Escobar

RISD’s Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies program welcomes anthropology professor and philosopher Arturo Escobar in conversation with RISD faculty members...

Dinner & discussion | RISD Leads presents Ijlal Muzaffar

RISD Leads presents Ijlal Muzaffar, assistant professor of Modern Architectural History at RISD. He earned his PhD at MIT, his MArch from Princeton and a BA...

Monday, April 22, 2019 6:30pm
Visiting artist | Holly Hughes

The Painting department welcomes painter and former department head Holly Hughes, whose paintings are inspired by historic ceramics, textiles and heraldry....

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:30pm
RISD Global | Global exchange infosession

To learn more about the Global Exchange programs, students are invited to attend one of our many infosessions/events happening around campus throughout the...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:30pm
Visiting landscape architect | Jane Hutton

RISD Architecture welcomes landscape architect Jane Hutton, whose research looks at the extended relationships of materials in design, examining links...

Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Ed Schlossberg

RISD's Graduate Commons Speaker Series continues this spring with The Gradual Contemporary: Conversations on Contemporary Art. Please join us for Ed...

Dinner & discussion | RISD Leads presents Patricia Barbeito

RISD Leads presents Interim Dean of Faculty Patricia Barbeito, who teaches courses on race and ethnicity in American literature, the African-American...

Monday, April 29, 2019 6:30pm
Visiting artist | Halsey Rodman

RISD’s Sculpture department welcomes visual artist and Yale University faculty member Halsey Rodman. He earned his BA in Sculpture from the College of...

Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Kader Attia

RISD's Graduate Commons Speaker Series continues this spring with The Gradual Contemporary: Conversations on Contemporary Art. Please join us for Kader...

Visiting designer | Eddie Opara

The Graphic Design department welcomes Eddie Opara, who studied at the London College of Printing and Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1997. He...

Visiting scholar | Andrianna Campbell

The Painting department welcomes Andrianna Campbell, a doctoral candidate in the department of Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center who specializes in...

Graduate Commons Speaker Series | Lynne Cooke

RISD's Graduate Commons Speaker Series continues in 2019 with The Gradual Contemporary: Conversations on Contemporary Art this spring. Please join us for...