Featured Events

Jerome Lagarrigue presents RADIANT SILENCE

Following his critically acclaimed series The Tipping Point—timely images of riots and rebellion—Jerome Lagarrigue invites us to experience his newest work,...

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Symposium | A Better World By Design

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...

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Dismantled: 2nd year Graduate Student Work

The past year has been a deeply unnerving time to be in graduate school. As hateful politics entered the White House, we witnessed stability collapse and...

Time. Space. Place: Global thoughts and practices at RISD

“Time. Space. Place. Global Thoughts and Practices” showcases work by RISD students developed over the past year during short-term travel courses,...

Sunday, September 24, 2017 2pm
Visiting Artist | Ava Ansari | Sculpture Department

Ava Ansari (1982) plays as an artist, curator, and educator concurrently. She lived for 26 years in her motherland, Tehran, two years in Dubai, five years in...

Visiting Artist | Jeffrey Beers | Glass Department

As a student at RISD, Jeffrey Beers BArch 79 studied under renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly MFA 68 CR and developed a passion for glassblowing that...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:10pm
Career Talk | Nickelodeon recruiter Ariel Goldberg | Illustration Department

Nickelodeon Animation Studio's manager of recruitment Ariel Goldberg will be joining RISD Illustration to discuss how to join the workforce equipped with...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:30pm
Visiting Artist | Patti Smith | RISD Museum

Renowned visual artist, performer and author Patti Smith reads from her latest book, Devotion, a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7pm
Gallery Talk | Mike Nesbit + Carl Lostritto | Architecture Department

Collaborators Mike Nesbit and Carl Lostritto recently worked together in Los Angeles to produce a body of work that positions their unique practices in...

Learning Session | Prep to Connect | RISD Careers

Hear everything you need to know to meet with companies at Internship Connect on October 11. Learn how to speak with them professionally. Discover what they...

Monday, October 2, 2017 6:30pm
Faculty + Staff Town Hall

President Somerson will host two town halls for faculty and staff to share key points and priorities of the SEI Action Plan so that we can engage in...

Visiting Artist | Catherine Wagner | Gary Metz Series (Photo Department)

Catherine Wagner works with elements of contemporary society and transforms them into conceptual images that investigate culture. For more than 30 years she...

Visiting Curator | Denise Markonish | Glass Department   

Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA, where she has presented such exhibitions as Nick Cave: Until; Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:10pm
Info Session | Social Innovation Fellowship | RISD Careers

Receive $4,000 for your project that will have social impact and be supported with skills training, a community of mentors, and even complimentary...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 7pm
RISD Weekend 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to get together with other RISD alumni and parents this fall at RISD Weekend. It’s a great way to tap into the vitality of our...

Info Session | 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...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 10am
Columbus Day

Degree program classes held, Offices and Library open

Monday, October 9, 2017
 
Wintersession 2018 Travel Class Registration Begins

Wintersession 2018 Travel Class Registration Begins

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
 
Faculty + Staff Town Hall

President Somerson will host two town halls for faculty and staff to share key points and priorities of the SEI Action Plan so that we can engage in...

Visiting Artist | Regine Basha | Glass Department  

Regine Basha is the director of residencies at Pioneer Works in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Since the early 1990s she has curated for contemporary...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:10pm
Internship Connect | RISD Careers

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 11, 2017 4pm
Student Town Hall

President Somerson will host a student town hall to share key points and priorities of the SEI Action Plan so that we can engage in conversation to help to...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7pm
Visiting Artist | Sue Coe

Sue Coe is a contemporary English artist noted for her intensely political graphic illustrations and activism. Born on November 28, 1951 in Staffordshire,...

Open Studios | Valley Arts | RISD Careers

See firsthand this vibrant art and design scene in your backyard. Numerous studios and creative businesses have made their home in the Valley Arts District....

Saturday, October 14, 2017 1pm
TBD  
Fall 2017 Mid-Semester

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
 
Sellie Bernstingle Lecture | Roger Mandle | RISD Museum

The annual Sellie Bernstingle lecture, named in honor of late RISD Museum Docent Sellie Bernstingle, will feature former RISD President (1993–2008) Roger...

Visiting Artist | Laia Abril | Gary Metz Series (Photography Department)

Laia Abril is a visual artist, photographer and bookmaker from Barcelona. After graduating in Journalism she enrolled FABRICA’s — the Benneton artist...

Community Dialogue | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

Diversity Conversations in the Classroom, a faculty and staff workshop led by diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah. Wah is an internationally renowned...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:30am
Dinner + Dialogue | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

So often we are afraid to begin a conversation about diversity issues because we have had a bad experience or feel others will say something wrong or...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5pm
Visiting Speaker | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese-American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, educator, facilitator. and diversity trainer.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30pm
Film Screening |  Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

Please join us for a screening of If These Halls Could Talk, a film by internationally renowned Chinese-American documentary filmmaker, author, poet and...

Visiting Artists | Jason Fulford & Tamara Shopsin | Gary Metz Series (Photography Department)

JASON FULFORD is a photographer and co-founder of J&L Books. His monographs include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs for $$$ (2006), The...

Visiting Artist | Jeffrey Gibson | Glass Department

Drawing influence from popular music, fashion, literature, cultural and critical theory and his Cherokee and Choctaw lineage, Gibson’s work re-contextualizes...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 1:10pm
Visa Options for Working In the US After Graduation

Gain guidance and tips on which visa options might be available to US visa holders after graduation. Immigration attorney, Eileen Morrison, will present visa...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6pm
 
RISD Mindshare

Hear how RISD alumni pursue their passions! Learn how they launch personal projects, start businesses, ignite innovation and make social impact. These...

Visiting Artist | Spencer Finch MFA 89 SC | Glass Department

Brooklyn-based artist Spencer Finch MFA 89 SC has been exhibiting internationally since the early 1990s. He has recently shown work at the Seattle Art Museum...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:10am
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...

Veteran's Day observed

Degree program classes held, Offices and Library open

Friday, November 10, 2017
 
Visiting Artist |  Vincent Valdez | Glass Department

Texas-born RISD alumnus Vincent Valdez 00 IL focuses in his career on the practices of drawing and painting. Recognized for his intensive devotion to detail,...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:10pm
Exploring Artist Residency Opportunities

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:30pm
RISD Continuing Education Holiday Break

Thanksgiving break; no CE classes held; offices closed November 23-26

Monday, November 20, 2017