Featured Events

 Exhibition | Apparel Design Triennial

Due to COVID-19, RISD’s student galleries are open only to RISD students, faculty and staff, who must present a RISD ID at time of visit.

Monday, October 26, 2020 12pm
RISD Careers | Converse internship info session

Converse recruiters and RISD alumni designers will share insights about their 2021 summer internship program. They’ll discuss the roles for interns, skills...

Monday, October 26, 2020 7pm
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Exhibition | Grad Show 2020

Due to COVID-19, RISD’s student galleries are open only to RISD students, faculty and staff, who must present a RISD ID at time of visit.

Artist talk | Maia Chao

The Sculpture department continues its fall 2020 lecture series with faculty member Maia Chao MFA 14 GL, an interdisciplinary artist who works in video,...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:10pm
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Visiting scholar | Madina Tlostanova

Uneasy Affinities: The Postcolonial and the Postsocilaist Art Between Resistance and Re-existance Madina Tlostanova is a critical culture theorist and...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:30pm
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Faculty workshop | The Principle of Charity

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtdeuurjsuHtVLDgXbuYZI3WlQY3iItfjC After registering, you will receive a...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:30pm
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Giulio Cappellini

The Cappellini Dream with Giulio Cappellini Hosted by President Rosanne Somerson Overview Traditionally, anything of “high design” is created by an artist...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12pm
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Alumni event | Rich Brilliant Willing talk

Join RISD Founders + Entrepreneurs for a talk with Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW) cofounders Charles Brill 06 FD, Theo Richardson 06 FD and Alex Williams 06...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1pm
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Artist talk | Adriana Corral

The Glass department continues its fall 2020 lecture series with visiting artist Adriana Corral, whose installations, performances and sculptures embody...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:10pm
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Alumni event | Jarrett Krosoczka studio tour

Join the RISD Alumni Club of Boston and host Mindy Home 99 IL as we virtually explore Studio JJK with Jarrett J. Krosoczka 99 IL! With his first picture book...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6pm
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RISD Careers | Internship Connect Remote 2020

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 28, 2020 6pm
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Faculty workshop | Managing Difficult Moments in the Classroom

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcemqqD4tH9ylCLWOnOWk0gjAf0G3E6-d After registering, you will receive a...

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:15pm
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Art and Activism

After a summer of racial unrest, following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of white police officers, and countless other Black...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 12am
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Election 2020: 'What If ...?' A virtual webinar with Provost Richard M. Locke, featuring a Brown University Faculty Poll

The outcome of the U.S. Presidential and Congressional midterm elections has a significant influence on individuals, institutions and communities locally and...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 12pm
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Artist talk | Chitra Ganesh

RISD is pleased to name New York-based artist Chitra Ganesh as the second of this year’s Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar Visiting Scholars in Painting. She...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 5pm
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Faculty workshop | How do we continue to teach as normal in the days after the 2020 election?...We don’t!

Join us for a candid discussion about how to navigate the classroom post the Nov. 3 Presidential Election. There will be time for a Q&A after. Jess...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:30pm
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Alumni event |  A conversation with Nell Painter

Go back to art school this fall with RISD Reads and alumna Nell Painter MFA 11 PT, author of such books as The History of White People and Old in Art School....

Thursday, October 29, 2020 7pm
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Photograph courtesy The Avenue Concept

Join a panel of artists, including AGONZA, Kendel Joseph and Nafis White, for a discussion facilitated by museum educator Kajette Solomon about using art to...

Thursday, October 29, 2020 7pm
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Faculty workshop | Trauma-informed Pedagogy and Facilitating Productive Conversation Around the Election

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Friday, October 30, 2020 10am
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Sustainability speaker | Julian Agyeman

Please join us for Just Sustainabilites in Policy, Planning and Practice, a lecture by Tufts Professor Julian Agyeman, co-founder and editor-in-chief of...

Friday, October 30, 2020 4pm
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Exhibition | Industrial Design Graduate Students

Due to COVID-19, RISD’s student galleries are open only to RISD students, faculty and staff, who must present a RISD ID at time of visit.

Elena Kalkova, Pasha & Lena. Courtesy of the artist.

The RISD Museum welcomes artist and RISD alumna Elena Kalkova MA 21 Global Arts and Cultures for Looking Deeper: Preserving Memories and Artbooks, the third...

Sunday, November 1, 2020 3pm
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Faculty workshop | Criticism and Value II

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclduGsqzgrHNAURYMPgeY3L3S8K5XwXmFm After registering, you will receive a...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:30pm
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Artist talk | Lily Hope

The Glass department continues its fall 2020 lecture series with Native American weaver Lily Hope, who was born and raised in Juneau, AK to full-time...

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7pm
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Faculty workshop | Writing in the Studio and Classroom

Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Workshop...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12pm
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Artist talk | Ishmael Angaluuk Hope

The Glass department continues its fall 2020 lecture series with visiting poet Ishmael Angaluuk Hope, a Tlingit and Inupiaq storyteller, poet and scholar who...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:10pm
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Post-Election workshop | Managing Emotional Conversations

RISD staff and faculty are invited to participate in a virtual workshop with consultant Pam Heffernan focused on effectively managing emotional...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 9am
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Faculty workshop | Justice and Work in the Wake of Rigor

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvde2prTsvGNHMU8wU5HDsWg0EfEnZrj9B After registering, you will receive a...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 12pm
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Sabbatical dialogues | Better & Smith

Architecture Professor Hansy Better and Photography Department Head Steve Smith continue the rescheduled Spring 2020 Sabbatical Dialogues series. Each year,...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 6:30pm
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Image Credit: Artist Hyon Gyon in her studio at Residency Unlimited.

Find out how residencies can provide you with time and space for your work or summer internships. They can expand your resources, including access to...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 7pm
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Artist, Activist, Journalist: A Conversation Between Michael Mandiberg and Dhruv Mehrota and Marisa Mazria Katz

Thinking about whether, why, and how to make your voice public in the political/cultural/activist sphere? Let’s talk. Marisa Mazria Katz is a writer,...

Sunday, November 8, 2020 4pm
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Odilon Redon, L'oeil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini (The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Moves Toward Infinity), 1882. Gift of Murray S. Danforth, Jr.

Powers of Observation is a three-part series that compares and contrasts objects from different cultures that are united by a common theme. Participants will...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6pm
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Faculty workshop | Criticism and Value III

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOChqT8qG9SO-8KcJWcgV-Gd_CWxvywP After registering, you will receive a...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:30pm
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RISD Careers | The BIPOC Experience

RISD Careers invites students to The BIPOC Experience: Navigating the Challenges of Internships, Jobs and Opportunities. We'll hear from BIPOC alumni who...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7pm
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Visiting artist | Paul Pfeiffer

The Photography department welcomes TC Colley Lecturer Paul Pfeiffer, a sculptor, photographer and video artist who often uses found footage in his...

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7pm
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Veterans Day

Degree Program Classes Held; Offices and Library Open

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Body Scan Meditation and Self Empathy Imago (Sensory Drawing)

Explore embodiment effects on mood, personal power and creativity in this workshop led by artist Natalja Kent. Drawing prompts are paired with guided...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12am
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Faculty workshop | Inclusive Syllabi

Workshop Description Creating Inclusive Syllabi The course syllabus is often a student’s first contact with you and your course; it sets the tone for the...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:15pm
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Alumni event | Artist Anne Spalter

Join the RISD Alumni in Photography affinity group for a special event with Anne Spalter MFA 92 PT, whose work explores the modern landscape with a...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1pm
Virtual Event
Family event | Supporting Students through the Fall Semester (and Beyond)

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Barbara LoMonaco will lead a session for families on supporting students through the fall semester and beyond,...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 7pm
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RISD Careers | Maharam Fellowship info session

Receive $5,000 for your summer project and be part of RISD's prestigious Maharam Fellowship! Learn everything you need to know to make a strong and...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 7pm
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Visiting curator | Amber Esseiva

The Sculpture department welcomes Amber Esseiva, associate curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University. After...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:10pm
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Faculty workshop | Intellectual Freedom

Register in advance for this meeting: https://risd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkduGsqTgtHtHyziBJsdnGIwK5UkB5iryX After registering, you will receive a...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:30pm
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Alumni event | Filming During COVID

Join the RISD Alumni in Film + TV affinity group for a conversation on how the industry has adapted during the pandemic and what tools are being used....

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7pm
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Panel discussion | Nakamori, O’Toole & Wilson

The Photography department welcomes TC Colley Lecturers Yasufumi Nakamori, Erin O’Toole and Leslie Wilson, who will present a panel discussion about the role...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7pm
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