Featured Events

Library Exhibition | Books on Climate Change

Browse a collection of new books related to climate change in the Fleet Library's first-floor reading room.

Exhibition | What's the Plan?

Interior Architecture Graduate Biennial Exhibition at Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery.

Classical Piano Recital | Hyperion Knight

Internationally acclaimed pianist Hyperion Knight will present a free concert at the First Baptist Church featuring music by Bach, Beethoven and Gershwin....

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2pm
Performance | Creature Creation Show 2018

It's time again for the unique, one-night-only live music-creature performance-sculpture-film mash-up, aka the RISD CREATURE-CREATION SHOW! This year's...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 8pm
Visiting Artist | Paul Ramirez Jonas

Since the 1990s, Paul Ramirez Jonas MFA 89 PT has sought to challenge the relationship between artist, viewer and artwork. Many of his projects invite viewer...

Gallery Talk | Visiting Artist Clintel Steed

Please join us for a conversation with Brooklyn-based painter Clintel Steed and Painting Professor Dennis Congdon 75 PT in conjunction with the ongoing...

Career Program | Interviewing Workshop

Do you ever wonder what exactly happens during an interview? This is your chance to see how it’s done so you can ace your next interview for an internship,...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:30pm
Visiting Artists | Jennifer & Kevin McCoy | Graduate Painting Department

Jennifer & Kevin McCoy’s multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are well known for constructing...

Career Program | Fulbright Information Session

Interested in a cross-cultural exchange experience in which you can promote mutual understanding between people of the US and people of other countries? The...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30pm
Visiting Speaker | Glenn Adamson

Please join us for the first lecture in the 2018 Grad Commons Speaker Series: Conversations on Contemporary Art, co-hosted by the Ceramics department....

Dinner + Discussion | Publishing and Practice

Editing journals, writing essays on art and design, and experimenting with publishing as artistic practice, artists and designers are contributing to public...

Visiting Designer | E Roon Kang

E Roon Kang lives and works in New York, where he operates Math Practice — an interdisciplinary design and research studio with interest in studying,...

MLK Keynote | An Evening with Roxane Gay

Writing across a range of genres, Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose reflective, no-holds-barred social criticism has brought her to the...

Friday, March 2, 2018 7pm
Career Program | Design Portfolio Review Prep Session

Be sure you make the most of the upcoming Design Portfolio Review, an awesome event in which 3,000 face-to-face interviews take place in one afternoon. Learn...

Monday, March 5, 2018 6:30pm
Visiting Speakers | Rural Studio

Rural Studio is a program of the undergraduate school of architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. For 25 years, students have designed and built homes,...

Visiting Artist | Patty Chang

The Sculpture department welcomes visiting artist Patty Chang to RISD. Chang works with performance, video, narrative, empathy, the unknown and the document....

Visiting Designer | Nelly Ben Hayoun

Award-winning French designer and filmmaker Nelly Ben Hayoun will speak about her multidimensional experiential projects at the intersection of science,...

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...

RISD Illustration | Senior Show Openings

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

Monday, March 12, 2018 6pm
RISD Illustration Senior Shows

RISD Illustration hosts several Senior Shows throughout the Spring Semester. Starting March 12th, our senior class will begin to show us the best work...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12pm
Visiting Artist | Kenya (Robinson)

The Sculpture department welcomes artist Kenya (Robinson) to campus. Kenya (Robinson) is a community-taught artist from Gainesville, FL. A past resident of...

RISD Illustration Portfolio Speaker Series: Young Alumni Panel

Join RISD Illustration as we welcome back some of our young alumni to talk about their career journey thus far.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:30pm
Visiting Illustrators | Young Alumni Panel

Join RISD Illustration as we welcome back some of our young alumni to talk about their career journey thus far. The panel will feature Illustration alumni...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:30pm
RISD Photo TC Colley Lecture - Alejandro Cartagena

Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban and environmental...

Visiting Artist | Thomas Berding | Graduate Painting Department

Thomas Berding is a contemporary artist and painter living in Michigan. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and recognized by awards from...

Career Program | Networking Reception

The Networking Reception offers companies and students an opportunity to introduce themselves to each other, talk informally about their latest work and...

Student Workshop | Financial literacy for Students

The topic for our March financial literacy session will be Student Loan Repayment. This is a valuable session for any student with student loan debt!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6pm
Workshop | Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International F-1 students learn how to apply for OPT work authorization to work off campus.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6pm
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Performance | Qyrq Qyz — Forty Girls

The Provost's Office invites you to join us for Qyrq Qyz, presented by FirstWorks’ Frontier Series in collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative....

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:30pm
Exhibition Opening | Stuff We Make

Please join us for the opening reception of the annual RISD Library Staff Art Show, Stuff We Make. The show will remain open through May 20.

Library Event | PVD Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effects of this disparity are not....

Friday, March 16, 2018 11am
Double Take: Un/Settled

Hear from Arghavan Khosravi, (RISD MFA 2018 Painting), and Saman Sajasi (RISD MFA 2013 Printmaking), about their individual explorations of cultural...

Performance | Betsayda — The Voice of Venezuela

A spirit-shaking percussion and voice fiesta, said to make dancers float! Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her multigenerational band of musicians and...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 7pm
Visiting Artist | Edgar Arceneaux

The D+M department welcomes Los Angeles artist Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972) to RISD. Arceneaux directed the Watts House Project from 1999–2012. Solo exhibitions...

Visiting Speaker | Our Literal Speed

Please join us for the second lecture in the 2018 Grad Commons Speaker Series: Conversations on Contemporary Art, Our Literal Speed Presents...

Career Program | Ready, Set, Freelance!

Get ready for this fast-paced workshop covering the wide world of freelancing. Longtime freelancers Ed Shems 91 IL and Justin Perricone will guide you...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:30pm
Visiting Designer | Paul Sahre

Paul Sahre is a graphic designer, illustrator, educator, lecturer and author who has operated his own practice in New York since 1997. He is a frequent...

Art Book Fair | UNBOUND 2018

RISD un*bound is a day-long event celebrating artists’ books, zines and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and faculty as well as local...