Featured Events

Exhibition | Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration

This exhibition curated by William Myers and the RISD Nature Lab features work by Jon McCormack, Modern Meadow, David Benjamin, BioBe Center, Basse Stittgen,...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10am
EXHIBITION | NEW CONTEMPORARIES 2018

A selection of works from the graduating class of 2018.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10am
Exhibition | Highlights: The RISD Graduate Thesis Book

All graduate students at RISD write, design and submit a Master’s thesis book—a lasting record of work, process, research and ideas. Each book is unique. The...

Wintersession Info |  Exploring Art & Science of Biodiversity in Guyana

Students interested in studying in Guyana during Wintersession 2019 are invited to an information session about Guyana: Exploring Art & Science of...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12pm, 6:30pm
Wintersession Info | Mexico

Students interested in studying in Mexico during Wintersession 2019 are invited to an information session about Mexico: History, Pre-Colonial, Colonial and...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12pm
Visiting Speaker | Jesse Jenkins

The Global Arts and Cultures and Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies programs welcome visiting speaker Jesse Jenkins for a talk called Getting to Zero:...

Artist Talk | Jen Bervin

RISD’s Glass department welcomes Provost’s Fine Arts Fellow Jen Bervin, who will present recent work engaging the eye, the hand, the ear and the mind. Bervin...

Panel Discussion | Emotional Intelligence and Professional Practice

Film/Animation/Video and RISD Careers invite the RISD community to a panel discussion with media industry professionals Charlotte Robinson, Julia Liu, Joel...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5pm
Student Financial Services Workshop | Creating a Budget

Learn why you should have a personal budget, how you can create a realistic and affordable budget, and how that budget will eventually work to your benefit.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6pm
RISD in Rome | Information Session

RISD in Rome: European Honors Program is a unique pre-graduation residency program that welcomes a select group of RISD junior, senior and grad students from...

RISD Museum Event | Former Glory

Anita Bateman, Andrew W. Mellon curatorial fellow in Prints, Drawings and Photographs, introduces Former Glory. Now on view at the RISD Museum, this...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 12pm
Wintersession Info | Mapping Portugal

Students interested in studying in Portugal during Wintersession 2019 are invited to an information session about Mapping Portugal: Bio-Geo Cultural...

Wintersession Info |  France: Photography in Paris

Students interested in studying in Paris during Wintersession 2019 are invited to an information session about France: Photography in Paris (3 credits,...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:30pm
Better World by Design 2018 (Sept. 28–30)

Want to catalyze positive change on a local and global scale? Attend one of the most impressive student-organized conferences in the world led by your Brown...

Alumna Talk | Yelitsa Jean-Charles 16 IL

RISD alumna and entrepreneur Yelitsa Jean-Charles 16 IL will speak at Brown University as part of the Founder Fridays series. Her talk, Beyond Niche: The...

Wintersession Info |  France: Photography in Paris

Students interested in studying in Paris during Wintersession 2019 are invited to an information session about France: Photography in Paris (3 credits,...

Friday, September 28, 2018 12pm
Monday Night Screenings | Three Classics

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents The Circus by Charlie Chaplin, I Think I Was an Alcoholic by John Callahan and Playing the Part by Mitch McCabe.

Monday, October 1, 2018 7pm
Visiting Artist | Sreshta Premnath

The Sculpture department welcomes visiting artist Sreshta Premnath (born 1979, Bangalore, India). Premnath works across multiple media, investigating systems...

RISD in Rome | Information Session

RISD in Rome: European Honors Program is a unique pre-graduation residency program that welcomes a select group of RISD junior, senior and grad students from...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 6:30pm
Gary Metz Lecture | Paul Mpagi Sepuya

The Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, CA). Sepuya lives and works in Los Angeles, where he...

Studio Visits | Provost Fine Arts Fellow Jen Bervin

RISD Provost Fine Arts Fellow 2018/19 Jen Bervin will conduct interdisciplinary crits with Fine Arts grads. To register, please contact your department head...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:30pm
Career Center Event | Prep to Connect

Hear everything you need to know before meeting with companies at Internship Connect on October 10! Learn how to speak with them professionally. Discover...

Glass Department Event | Hot Nights with Masha Ryskin

RISD Glass and Experimental & Foundation Studies welcome the RISD community to Drawing with Glass, a collaborative Hot Nights event led by Assistant...

Visiting Lecturer | Alison Clarke

The division of Liberal Arts, THAD department and RISD Museum welcome author and design historian Alison Clarke to RISD for a lecture titled Victor Papanek:...

Artist Talk | David Wiesner

Join award-winning children’s book creator David Wiesner 78 IL for an artist talk on October 4 at 6:15 pm in support of a month-long exhibition in RISD's ISB...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 6:15pm
Global Exchange | Information Session

RISD Global Exchange is a wonderful opportunity for RISD students to spend a full semester at one of our 40+ partner schools around the world. The experience...

RISD Weekend (through Oct. 7)

At RISD Weekend, alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends get together on campus for an inspiring celebration of everything that makes RISD...

Friday, October 5, 2018
 
Panel Discussion | Alison Clarke

Members of the RISD community will be joined by Alison J. Clarke, University of Applied Arts Vienna, to discuss Victor Papanek’s influential 1971 book Design...

Industrial Design Make-a-thon | Power of Play

The Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), RISD chapter, hosts Power of Play: Making Adventure, an all-day make-a-thon exploring ways to incorporate...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 9am
RISD Craft | juried sale of alumni + student work

Our annual juried sale RISD Craft features handmade fine art and design work by more than 90 alumni and 30 current students. Viewers have the opportunity to...

Saturday, October 6, 2018 10am
Career Center Event | Career Options in Art & Design

Discover how to increase the opportunities available to you as an artist and designer. Hear how students and alumni apply their skills and creative thinking...

Indigenous Peoples Day

Degree program classes held; Offices and Library open

Monday, October 8, 2018
 
Visiting Artists | Elegance Bratton & Chester Algernal Gordon

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department welcomes independent director Elegance Bratton and art director Chester Algernal Gordon, who collaborate on...

Monday, October 8, 2018 7pm
RISD in Rome | Information Session

RISD in Rome: European Honors Program is a unique pre-graduation residency program that welcomes a select group of RISD junior, senior and grad students from...

Gary Metz Lecture | Ina Jang

The Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Ina Jang, who graduated with a BFA in Photography in 2010 and completed her studies in the MPS Fashion...

Visiting Artist | Lily Cox-Richard

The Glass department welcomes Lily Cox-Richard (b. 1979), an artist who belongs to a growing movement in contemporary American art that seeks a dialogue with...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1pm
Career Center Event | Internship Connect

This is your chance to speak directly with companies and organizations seeking RISD interns! Learn about their internship opportunities and practice how you...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 4pm
Visiting Designer | Murray Moss

Visiting designer Murray Moss, founder and creative mind behind MOSS design gallery in NYC, presents In Search of Narrative, a lecture addressing such...

Visiting Artist | Stephen Vitiello

The Digital + Media department at RISD welcomes electronic musician and media artist Stephen Vitiello to campus. He has released albums on New Albion...

Kirloskar Lecture and Panel Discussion | Asim Waqif

Delhi-based artist Asim Waqif will discuss his work and then participate in a panel discussion along with RISD faculty members Namita Dharia and Lili Hermann...

Monday Night Screenings | Contemporary Gems

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents Happy Together by Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai and Negative Space by RISD faculty member Max Porter.

Monday, October 15, 2018 7pm
Fall 2018 Mid-Semester

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
 
Class Visit | Using Electricity

In celebration of the September 2018 publication of the second series of USING ELECTRICITY computer-generated books from Counterpath Press, RISD Division of...