Featured Events

Earth Day with RISD Dining

Join RISD Dining at The Met & Portfolio Cafe to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday April 22nd from 5-8pm!

Sunday, April 22, 2018 5pm
RISD Illustration | Senior Shows

RISD Illustration hosts senior shows throughout the spring semester. Starting on March 12, our senior class will show us the best work they've completed...

Monday, April 23, 2018 12pm
Visiting Speaker | Rachel Haidu

Please join us for the fifth lecture in the 2018 Grad Commons Speaker Series: Conversations on Contemporary Art: The Tragicomic Self: Amy Sillman & Philip...

RISD Illustration | Senior Show Openings

RISD Illustration hosts senior shows throughout the spring semester. Starting on March 12, our senior class will show us the best work they've completed...

Monday, April 23, 2018 6pm
RISD Architecture Lecture with Mabel Wilson:  Race/Memory/Public Space

The recent fiery debates and now deadly protests around the removals of Confederate monuments around the country raises import questions about the relocation...

Visiting Artist | Matthew Ronay

The Sculpture department welcomes visiting sculptor and installation artist Matthew Ronay to RISD. Melding vocabularies of modernist abstraction and...

RISD x PeaceLove Studios: Mandala Poetry Workshop

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month, RISD’s Office of Health Promotion and PeaceLove Studios have teamed up to provide...

Gary Metz Lecturer | Kelli Connell

RISD's Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturuer Kelli Connell, whose work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Australia,...

Sabbatical Dialogue | Anne Tate & Leora Maltz-Leca

Academic Affairs invites all members of the RISD community to attend this week’s Sabbatical Dialogues program featuring Anne Tate (Architecture) and Leora...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 12pm
Glass Artist | Bruce Chao

The fifth speaker in the Spring ’18 Lecture Series is RISD Professor Bruce Chao 73 SC/MFA 75 GL. Chao is a sculptor and teacher whose enthusiasm for...

Visiting Artist | John Jennings

Join AS220 & RISD Illustration as we welcome, John Jennings, an interdisciplinary scholar & Will Eisner Award winner who examines the visual culture of race...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:30pm
Dining Event | Dinner Under the Big Top

Dinner Under the Big Top is returning to The Met with carnival-style food carts, games, prizes and a photo booth! "Step Right Up" games are included. Play...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5pm
Visiting Speaker | Claire Bishop

Please join us for the sixth lecture in the 2018 Grad Commons Speaker Series: Conversations on Contemporary Art, co-hosted by RISD Global Partners +...

Visiting Speaker | Joaquín Barriendos

Please join us for the Art History Research Colloquium's keynote address by Joaquín Barriendos: Global Vorkurs: Reassembling the History of the Bauhaus from...

RISD Photography Senior Thesis Shows

From April 12 through the end of the semester, seniors in RISD's Photography department will be showing their thesis work in the Red Eye Gallery. Opening...

Film Screening | Human Flow

The Graduate Student Alliance presents a national screening event featuring Ai Weiwei's documentary about migration, Human Flow. Screening will be followed...

Sabbatical Dialogue | Robert Brinkerhoff & Yuriko Saito

Academic Affairs invites all members of the RISD community to attend this week’s Sabbatical Dialogues program featuring Robert Brinkerhoff (Dean of Fine...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10am
Visiting Artist | Amy Yoes

RISD’s Glass department welcomes multidisciplinary artist Amy Yoes, the final speaker in the Spring ’18 Lecture Series. Yoes alternately employs...

A Conversation on Cultural Appropriation, Representation and Free Speech | Bhabha/Wilson/Rasheed

Please join postcolonial scholar and Harvard Professor Homi Bhabha and artists Fred Wilson and Kameelah Janan Rasheed for a panel discussion on the ethics...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:30pm
Visiting Designer | Prem Krishnamurthy

Prem Krishnamurthy lives in New York and Berlin, working in design, curating, editing and teaching. He is founding principal of design studio Project...

RISD Spring Weekend

Get ready for three days of fun: Friday, May 4: Exhibitionists Variety Show Saturday, May 5: Student Art Sale + Lawn Party Sunday, May 6: Cable Car Movie

Friday, May 4, 2018
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Star Wars Day

May the Fourth Be With You! Celebrate Star Wars Day with the original trilogy playing in The Met on Friday May 4th from 2-8pm.

Friday, May 4, 2018 2pm
Government Workshop | Demystifying Democracy

Common Cause Rhode Island presents a series of workshops to help participants engage in state and local democracy. Are you curious about the workings of our...

Cinco de Mayo

The Met & Portfolio Cafe celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive specials at Brunch & Dinner on Saturday, May 5th!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 12pm
Visiting Speaker | Ariella Azoulay

Please join us for the seventh and final lecture in the 2018 Grad Commons Speaker Series: Conversations on Contemporary Art: The Imperial Origins of...

FAV Screening | Senior Festival

Screening of live action films and animations by RISD seniors.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7pm
Independent Study | Collaborative Study Apps Due

Fall 2018 deadline for continuing students to submit Independent Study/Collaborative Study applications to their faculty tutors.

Friday, May 11, 2018
 
Reading/Preparation Day

No classes, exams or crits held

Thursday, May 17, 2018
 
Runway Fashion Show | COLLECTION 18

RISD's Apparel Design department presents Collection 18, a runway fashion show featuring completely original looks by this year's graduating seniors. Two...

Film Screening | FAV Junior Show

Screening of live action films and animations by RISD juniors.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7pm
Memorial Day

Offices and Library closed

Monday, May 28, 2018
 
Student Loan Meeting for Graduating Students

Did you receive a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, and/or a Federal Perkins Loan? If so, you are required to...

Student Loan Meeting for Graduating Students

Did you receive a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, and/or a Federal Perkins Loan? If so, you are required to...