Exhibition |  Interior Architecture department

Visit the Waterman Gallery through mid-October to see what INTAR is all about. Opening Thursday, September 16 at 5:30 pm.

Exhibition | Sticks and Stones and

The Architecture department invites the RISD community to Sticks and Stones and: An Atlas of Heterogeneous Constructions, the culmination of a year-long...

Exhibition | New Contemporaries

RISD is excited to announce that New Contemporaries: Selections from the Class of 2021 is now open! Including work from both graduate and undergraduate...

Exhibition | There Are Many Ways of Telling

Selected graduate theses from the Class of 2021.

artwork by Matthew Day Perez

The Glass department welcomes artist Matthew Day Perez MFA 10 GL, co-creator and GEO (Gay Executive Officer) of FagSigns, a Brooklyn-based neon sign company...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:10pm
Glass Department Hot Nights | Robert Horton

The Glass department welcomes Robert Horton, manager of Astronomical Labs and the Ladd Observatory at Brown University, who will join RISD Glass students and...

Bahia Shehab

The Graphic Design department welcomes multidisciplinary artist, designer, political activist and historian Bahia Shehab, whose work focuses on the...

Thursday, September 23, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Multilingual Studio

Our students speak many languages and have varying levels of English. How does this linguistic diversity manifest in our studio conversations and critiques?...

Friday, September 24, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Student event | Block Party

The Center for Student Involvement invites current students to a Saturday-afternoon block party on Benefit Street. Sign up for RISD clubs and organizations...

Saturday, September 25, 2021 12pm
Presentation | Crossing the Pell

RISD’s Interior Architecture department joins with Innovate Newport to present the recently completed Crossing the Pell project in which grad students...

Gallery talk | There are Many Ways of Telling

Join co-curator Anne West and graduate program alumnx Charlotte McCurdy MID 19, Jarrett Key MFA 20 PT and Gavin Zeitz MLA 18, who are featured in the show...

Monday, September 27, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Visiting curator |  Namita Gupta Wiggers

The Sculpture department kicks off its fall 2021 visiting artist lecture series with writer, curator and educator Namita Gupta Wiggers. Based in Portland,...

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:10pm
Virtual Event
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Cohosted by RISD Queer Alumni, this overview of the exhibition Any Distance Between Us currently on view at the RISD Museum will explore the power and...

Friday, October 1, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Mindfulness for Educators

While we are perpetually encouraged to be more “mindful” for any number of reasons, it’s not always clear just what that means or how to go about it. This...

Monday, October 4, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Summer internship panel discussion

Internships can launch careers in surprising and profound ways. In this panel discussion, you'll gain valuable insights from your fellow students on their...

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Between the onset of the pandemic and December 2020, more than 100,000 eating and drinking establishments had closed across the US, creating challenges in...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2pm
Virtual Event
painting by artist Brook Hsu

The Painting department welcomes Taiwanese-American artist Brook Hsu, who is known for interweaving the fantastical, the mythopoetic and the autobiographical...

sculpture by Stella Zhong

The Glass department welcomes artist Stella Zhong 15 GL, who will lead a Hot Nights event in the hotshop. Zhong's practice spans activated objects, recorded...

Faculty workshop | (Un)learning Through Digital Collections

As museums, libraries and other cultural institutions increasingly offer their digital collections as publicly accessible data, new opportunities emerge for...

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:30am
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Inclusive Syllabi

The course syllabus is often a student’s first contact with you and your course; it sets the tone for the course and plays a crucial role in clarifying goals...

Friday, October 8, 2021 9am
Virtual Event
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We're excited to invite people to campus for RISD's annual juried sale, RISD Craft, featuring handmade fine art and design work by more than 90 alumni and 30...

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Visit the Fleet Library’s annual sale of duplicate and discarded books to benefit the Library Acquisitions Fund. The sale will take place in the Portfolio Cafe.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 10am
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RISD archivist Andy Martinez reflects on the college’s rich history via a leisurely walk around campus that highlights the changing landscape and diverse...

RISD Art + Design Educators Alumni Lunch | RISD Weekend

Connect with RISD alumni of all degree programs working as art and design educators across a range of audiences and settings—K-12 education, post-secondary...

RISD Black Alumni Reception | RISD Weekend

This RISD Weekend 2021, RISD Black Alumni would like to welcome you back to campus for an outdoor in person reception. Learn about our “What Are We Up To...

Saturday, October 9, 2021 1pm
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This campus tour will focus on newly renovated spaces that many returning alumni have not seen before.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 1:30pm
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Join EFS Senior Critic Gwen Strahle for an outdoor drawing session with a live model, all materials provided. *Outdoor drawing classes are weather dependent

Hispanic + Latinx Alumni Reception | RISD Weekend

This Hispanic Heritage Month the RISD Alumni Association is pleased to announce the launch of our newest alumni affinity group for alumni who identify as...

Saturday, October 9, 2021 3pm
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Join Artist and EFS Drawing Professor Spencer Evans for an outdoor drawing experience with two live models. All materials will be provided. *Outdoor drawing...

RISD Queer Alumni Reception | RISD Weekend

RISD Queer Alumni welcome you back to campus for an outdoor in person reception. Meet some of our group leaders, share your ideas, and mingle with new and...

Saturday, October 9, 2021 5pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day

Degree Program Classes Held; Offices and Library Open

Monday, October 11, 2021
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Participants will get an in-depth look at what really happens during critique sessions at RISD: looking at the work in question, reflecting deeply,...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1pm
Virtual Event
painting by artist Bridget Mullen

The Painting department welcomes Brooklyn-based artist Bridget Mullen, who holds a BAE from Drake University and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art....

Faculty workshop | Multilingual Studio

Our students speak many languages and have varying levels of English. How does this linguistic diversity manifest in our studio conversations and critiques?...

RISD Careers | Prep to Connect

Hear everything you need to know to meet with companies remotely at Internship Connect on October 27 & 28. Learn how to speak with them professionally and...

Faculty workshop | Contemplative Practices for Formal Analysis and Critique

Building on the Mindfulness for Educators session, this experiential workshop explores slow-sensory awareness practices as a way to break down the practice...

Monday, October 18, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: Ka-Man Tse, untitled, 2017, from narrow distances

The Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Ka-Man Tse, a photographer, video artist and educator whose photos have been featured in such...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Durga Gawde '15 SC

How do you take your incredble studio experiences at RISD and apply them to the professional world? Hear how students and alumni utilize their skills and...

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Find out more about the range of opportunities in creative job markets and the resources available through the RISD Career Center with Director Kevin...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Deconstructing the Library  (Part 1)

Academic and public libraries are often celebrated as providers of valuable collections and services, an example of successful public infrastructure and a...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:30pm
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop |  Strategies for Political Discussion and Debate

Differences of ideology and opinion can enliven learning but also can lead to significant challenges when managing a class. How can one best guide class...

Thursday, October 21, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Poetry reading | Nehassaiu deGannes

Literary Arts and Studies welcomes poet, actor and educator Nehassaiu deGannes, who will read from her recently published collection of poetry Music for...

Thursday, October 21, 2021 7pm
Visiting editors |  Deem Journal

The Graphic Design department welcomes the editors of Deem, a biannual print journal and online platform focused on design as social practice. Our beliefs:...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12pm
Virtual Event
Visiting artist | Stephanie Syjuco

The Sculpture department’s fall 2021 visiting artist lecture series continues with Stephanie Syjuco, who works in photography, sculpture and installation,...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:30pm
Virtual Event