Featured Events

Exhibition | Brown/RISD dual degree students

The Brown/RISD Dual Degree Program invites you to visit Undoing: The Thirteenth Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition now on display in the Cohen Gallery...

Online exhibition | Mapping the Unjust City

The Architecture department invites the RISD community to explore Mapping the Unjust City, an online exhibition focused on property and ownership in...

Saturday, February 27, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
CE registration | Advanced Program for High School Students

Join RISD this summer for an online program designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. The Advanced Program for High...

Monday, March 1, 2021
Virtual Event
CE registration | Summer programs

Experience RISD online this summer from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re a student looking to earn college credit, an artist or designer looking to...

Monday, March 1, 2021
Virtual Event
Continuing Ed | Spring term begins

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is excited to announce over 140 online courses for adults and teens this spring—including RISD’s Advanced...

Monday, March 1, 2021
Virtual Event
Founders Day | Video launch

President Rosanne Somerson kicks off a month of Founders Day celebrations with a brief, pre-recorded video address. Faculty, staff, students and alumni...

Monday, March 1, 2021 9am
Virtual Event
Lecture | Tariku Shiferaw

The Office of Social Equity and Inclusion, the Division of Fine Arts, and the Painting Department present Tariku Shiferaw, Making Space. Shiferaw is a New...

Monday, March 1, 2021 3pm
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Prep for Design Portfolio Review

Get ready for the remote Design Portfolio Review event, which will host an estimated 2,500 remote portfolio reviews taking place over two evenings: March 17...

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Visiting artist | Tristan Duke

The Glass department welcomes Tristan Duke, an artist with a background in photography and holography. With a deep interest in the science of optics and...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Image Credit: Bonnie Cai http://www.bonny-cai.com/

Interested in a cross-cultural exchange experience in which you can promote mutual understanding between people of the US and people of other countries? The...

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
RISD Global | Virtual summer studios  Q+A

Learn about virtual Global Summer Studios 2021 from faculty members, who will elaborate about each of their virtual studios, alongside the RISD Global team....

Thursday, March 4, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Founders Day | Museum gallery talk

The RISD Museum celebrates Founders Day with Women’s Spheres: Connections and Relationships, a close look at key paintings and sculptures in the collection...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Baseera Khan

The Sculpture department welcomes Baseera Khan as part of its Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Kahn is a New York-based visual artist who...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Sia Armajani, Calligraphy, 1964 Ink on Canvas

SEI Fellow Ernest Bryant III leads Criticism + Value IV: Grappling with Trajectory, The Work of Sia Armajani, an experimental presentation of artwork and...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:30pm
Virtual Event
Sharon Lockhart Nine Sticks in Nine Movements: Movement Three, 2018 Framed chromogenic print 51 x 41 inches  © Sharon Lockhart Courtesy the artist; Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels; neugerriemschneider, Berlin

RISD's Photography department welcomes Sharon Lockhart (born 1964), whose work considers social subjects primarily through motion film and still photography....

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Visiting artist | Kambui Olujimi

The Glass department welcomes Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi, who earned his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and is a graduate of Parson's...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Founders Day | Indigenous Landscapes

Learning about Rhode Island history begins with understanding the ecological and cultural history of Narragansett homelands, settler colonialism’s...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Exhibition | Feminized

A curated exhibition by Mariana Ramos Ortiz MFA 21 PR and Breslin Bell MFA 21 PR.

RISD Leads speaker series | Ashlee Haze

The Center for Student Involvement and Intercultural Student Engagement invite the RISD community to a talk by poet and spoken word artist Ashlee Haze called...

Monday, March 15, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Caitlin Cherry: Sapiosexual Leviathan, 2018, oil on canvas, 72½ inches square; at Luis De Jesus.

The Sculpture and Painting departments welcome Caitlin Cherry as part of their Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lectures. Cherry draws on painting, sculpture and...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Visiting lecturer | DeLesslin George-Warren

The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program invite the RISD community to a talk by DeLesslin “Roo” George- Warren titled...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: Erin Shirreff, Maquette, (2019)  Bronze, 94 × 86 × 57 in / 238.8 × 218.4 × 144.8 cm,  Edition of 3 © Erin Shirreff. Courtesy the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

RISD's Photography department welcomes Erin Shirreff, whose work explores the gap between objects and their representations and the materials (and...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Visiting artist | Paul Ramirez Jonas

The Glass department welcomes artist Paul Ramirez Jonas MFA 89 PT, whose work ranges from large-scale public installation and monumental sculpture to...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Founders Day | Alumni nonprofits panel

RISD alumna Lina Sergei Attar MArch 01, founder of the Karam Foundation for Syrian refugees, hosts a panel of alumni speakers who work in socially minded...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Liberal Arts lecture | Shalanda Baker

The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program invite the RISD community to a talk by renewable energy expert Shalanda Baker,...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Founders Day | RISD Archives & Special Collections tour

Alumna and New Urban Arts board member Lois Harada 10 PR hosts a live tour of RISD’s storied archives with digital archivist Douglas Doe and archivist Andrew...

Friday, March 19, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Founders Day | Alumni founders panel

Please join us for an all-female panel in honor of Women’s History Month featuring alumni design founders from RISD’s Founders & Entrepreneurs Affinity...

Monday, March 22, 2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: SWIM a Few Years From Now, 2017, C-prints, Dibond, 96 x 144”

RISD's Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Joshua Citarella (b. 1987), who earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2010. Recent solo...

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Visiting scholar | Sina Najafi

The Glass department welcomes scholar and curator Sina Najafi, editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit quarterly magazine of art and...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Exhibition Opportunities

Join Exhibition Opportunities: Pathways to Approaching & Working with Galleries & Institutions, an online conversation to gain perspectives on creating and...

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: Renee Lopez

The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program invite the RISD community to a talk by creative activist and political...

Thursday, March 25, 2021 2pm
Virtual Event
Author discussion | Joon Oluchi Lee and Sandra Lim

RISD faculty member Joon Oluchi Lee, author of the recenlty published novel Neotenica and other works of fiction as well as essays, speaks with visiting poet...

Friday, March 26, 2021 3pm
Virtual Event
Spring Recess Begins for Degree Programs (Through Mar. 30); Residence Halls Remain Open (Travel Discouraged)

(Through Mar. 30) Residence Halls Remain Open (Travel Discouraged)

Monday, March 29, 2021
Visiting curator | Regine Basha

The Glass department welcomes Regine Basha, a curator, writer, educator and radio producer of Tuning Baghdad. She ran the Visual Art Residency program at...

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Liberal Arts lecture | Danielle Purifoy

​The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program welcome guest lecturer Danielle Purifoy, who will present a talk on...

Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:30pm
Virtual Event
RISD Leads speaker series | Hasnaa Mohktar

The Center for Student Involvement and Intercultural Student Engagement invite the RISD community to a talk by researcher, storyteller and Fulbright alumna...

Monday, April 5, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Lecture | Sadia Shirazi

The Sculpture department welcomes Sadia Shirazi as part of its Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Shirazi is the instructor for curatorial studies...

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
Image Credit: Shaina Tabak '18 FD and Talia Connelly '18 TX https://www.instagram.com/shainatabak/  https://www.taliaconnelly.com/

Do you ever wonder what exactly happens during an interview? This is your chance to see how it’s done so you can ace your next interview for an internship,...

Thursday, April 8, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Fulbright info session

Interested in a cross-cultural exchange experience in which you can promote mutual understanding between people of the US and people of other countries? The...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Prep for Fine Arts Portfolio Review

Be prepared to show your artwork and connect with arts professionals at the remote Fine Arts Portfolio Review event on April 26 & 27. This is an unparalleled...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event