Featured Events

Community Initiative | RISD Stands Against Gun Violence

To mark and remember the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, RISD will launch a multidisciplinary community response to the...

Friday, April 26, 2019
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...

Exhibition | The Chair Show

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

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
Student event | Bingo After Dark!

April is Sexual Health Month. Join Residence Life for a night of bingo with a twist! Learn about sexual health and consent, and win awesome prizes.

Monday, April 29, 2019 8pm
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...

Student Art Sale

Current RISD students in every department sell their original art and design work on Benefit Street. Come early and find great gifts and home décor.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9am
Student event | Lawn Party 2019

RISD students are invited to the annual Lawn Party on Benefit Street. Sink your toes into the spring grass while you enjoy student performances and great food.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 3pm
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...

Panel discussion | Illustration alumni

The Illustration department welcomes back young Illustration alumni Marley Gallardo 15 IL, Marianne Kahill 17 IL, Hayden Sherman 17 IL and Chloe Yee May 16...

Film/Animation/Video Senior Show 2019

RISD presents the 2019 Film/Animation/Video Festival from May 8–11. This year’s festival premieres the work of 41 RISD seniors, whose films often go on to...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7pm
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...

Reading/Preparation Day

No classes, exams or crits held

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Visiting scholar | Jessica Bell Brown

The Painting department welcomes Jessica Bell Brown, an art historian and writer based in New York. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the department...

Visiting scholar | Julia Wolkoff

The Painting department welcomes scholar, writer and Artsy editor Julia Wolkoff, who has worked for Art in America, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in...

Memorial Day

Offices and Library closed

Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day

Offices and Library closed; Degree program classes held for Foundation Studies Summer Program

Thursday, July 4, 2019