Featured Events

Exhibition Opening  | Painting Department

The Painting department presents Between the Clock and the Bed, a group exhibition in the Memorial Hall Gallery curated by faculty members Jackie Gendel and...

EXHIBITION | NEW CONTEMPORARIES 2018

A selection of works from the graduating class of 2018.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10am
Museum Lecture | Paola Antonelli

The RISD Museum welcomes this year's Gail Silver memorial lecturer Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design and director of research and...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:15pm
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...

Visiting Speaker | Matt Hern

The Liberal Arts division and History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences department welcome writer/activist Matt Hern for a talk called Global Warming and the...

Screening | Partners

Partners, a documentary directed by Henry Horenstein, a professor in RISD's Photography department, shows clips from 15 interviews with couples discussing...

Artist Talk | Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX. Born in 1996, she is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and is a two-time Eisner...

Friday, October 19, 2018 1pm
Monday Night Screenings | Ann Arbor Film Festival Highlights

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents highlights from recent Ann Arbor Film Festivals, including Seven Signs That Mean Silence by Sara Magenheimer...

Visiting Artist | Tiona Nekkia McClodden

The Sculpture department welcomes visiting artist Tiona Nekkia McClodden. McClodden is a visual artist, filmmaker and curator whose work explores and...

Student Financial Services Workshop | Understanding Credit

Come learn about credit history, credit scores and credit reports.

Visiting Designer | Victoria Rushton

The Graphic Design department welcomes Victoria Rushton to RISD for a talk about her practice followed by the awarding of this year's Updike Prize for...

Visiting Artist | Edgar Arceneaux

The Digital + Media department welcomes visiting artist Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972 in Los Angeles). He was director of the Watts House Project from 1999–2012,...

Art and Critique Keynote | Richard Shiff

RISD’s Liberal Arts division and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, RI welcome Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain regents chair in art at the...

Opening Reception | Criteria of Beauty

A group exhibition curated by Qualeasha Wood 19 PR and David Guy 19 SC.

Exhibition | Criteria of Beauty

A curated exhibition by Qualeasha Wood 19 PR and David Guy 19 SC.

Symposium | Art and Critique Since 1960

RISD’s Liberal Arts division and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, RI present a daylong symposium on art criticism convened in honor of New...

Artist Ball

Time to get out of the studio and dance the night away!

Friday, October 26, 2018 9pm
Artist Talk | Angela Dufresne

RISD's Film/Animation/Video department invites you to a presentation and lecture by faculty member Angela Dufresne, a painter and open media artist.

Glass Lecture | Sean Salstrom

The Glass department's Sean Salstrom will speak about his personal practice "making works whose mechanisms bring about a shift in viewers' expectations."...

Writing Workshop | Jen Bervin

Provost Fine Arts Fellow Jen Bervin presents To Hold a Letter to the Light, an interdisciplinary writing workshop focused on letters as source material for...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4:30pm
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Glass  | Hot Nights with Sean Salstrom

RISD Glass invites you to Hot Nights: Floating Feast/Smoldering Hors d'Oeuvres with Assistant Professor of Glass Sean Salstrom. Enjoy a night of food...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7pm
Visiting Artist | Heidi Hahn

The Painting department welcomes Brooklyn-based artist Heidi Hahn, whose paintings often engage with the female body and draw the viewer into a...

RISD Careers | Panel Discussion on Thought Diversity

How can thought diversity elevate the practice of artists and designers? To put it simply, diverse teams are smarter. Diverse teams are more likely to...

Visiting Lecturer | Remeike Forbes

The Graphic Design department welcomes alum and visiting lecturer Remeike Forbes MFA 14 GD, creative director of Jacobin magazine.

RISD Careers | Art of Business

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

Monday Night Screenings | Keep the Change

RISD’s Film/Animation/Video department presents Keep the Change by director and RISD alumna Rachel Israel 07 FAV. The unconventional love story about a...

Visiting Artist | Lynn Nottage

The President’s Office and Social Equity and Inclusion Initiative welcome Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, activist and...

Monday, November 5, 2018 7pm
TC Colley Lecturer | Jill Magid

The Photography department welcomes TC Colley lecturer Jill Magid, an American artist whose work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and...

 Visiting Artist | Kambui Olujimi

Visiting artist in residence Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Columbia University School of the...

Faculty Talk | Nora Khan

The Graphic Design department welcomes Digital + Media faculty member Nora Khan, a critic and writer on emerging issues within digital visual culture and the...

RISD Careers  | Maharam Fellowship Info Session

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

Glass | Hot Nights with Kambui Olujimi

Visiting artist in residence Kambui Olujimi was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He received his MFA from Columbia University School of the...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7pm
Visiting Artist | Amy Lee Sanford

The RISD Museum and Liberal Arts division welcome Cambodian-American artist Amy Lee Sanford, who will present a powerful, three-hour performance called Break...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 1pm
Visiting Artist | Hope Ginsburg

Digital + Media welcomes Hope Ginsburg, an artist whose long-term projects build community around learning. Her work is by turns collaborative, cooperative...

Symposium | Climate Futures

Building on two previous meetings held at Brown and Northeastern by the Just Transitions Research Network in 2016 and 2017, this symposium will bring...

Friday, November 9, 2018 1:30pm
Graduate Open House

The graduate open house offers prospective grad students the opportunity to meet with and hear from faculty, current students and alumni.

Veterans Day (observed)

Degree program classes held; Offices and Library open

Monday, November 12, 2018
 
School Holiday Workshops | Young Artist Program

Kids and teens ages 6-17 can join us for RISD Young Artist school holiday workshops on Monday, November 12. Workshops meet from 9 am to 4 pm. Being Brave |...

Monday, November 12, 2018 9am