Exhibition | DON'T YOU SIT DOWN

An interactive exhibition, Don't You Sit Down: Shades of Jim Crow, 1960– explores racism in the US originating with Jim Crow laws from the post-Civil War era...

Exhibition | Judaica

Brown/RISD Hillel hosts a show of (mostly) RISD student work with the goal of amplifying the voices of Jewish artists. Curated by Sarah Fenster 23 FAV and...

Visiting lecturer | Peter McCoy

The Liberal Arts division and the Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program welcome Peter McCoy, who will give a talk titled Radical Mycology: A...

Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:30pm
Virtual Event
Glass department | Hot Nights with Mays Albaik

Alumna Mays Albaik MFA 19 GL continues her collaboration with the Glass department by working with current students in the hotshop on a series of material...

Friday, May 7, 2021 1pm
Virtual Event
Visiting author | Seph Rodney

The Painting department welcomes Seph Rodney, opinions editor and managing editor of Hyperallergic’s Sunday Edition, who will present a talk called Thinking...

Monday, May 10, 2021 2pm
Virtual Event
Alumni talk | Architect Gabrielle Bullock

Join the Alumni Club of LA and RISD Architects for a talk with RISD Trustee Gabrielle Bullock BArch 84 on her latest project, Destination Crenshaw. A...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 3pm
Virtual Event
Community conversation | African Food and Culture

The African Alliance of Rhode Island invites the RISD community to a conversation about urban agriculture and a virtual visit to its Bami Farm in Providence....

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Club of Charlotte, VA

Right now it's more important than ever to stay connected to one another. So grab a drink or a snack and help us launch the RISD Alumni Club of Charlotte,...

Thursday, May 13, 2021 6pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of San Francisco | Show and Tell

Learn about fellow RISD alumni in the San Francisco area through the next Show and Tell! Hear about the various things alumni are doing around the Bay Area....

Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:30pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Asian diaspora virtual mixer

RISD Asian Diaspora (RAD) is pleased to present its first alumni and student virtual mixer event, hosted by group leader Caius Chew 21 SC. The organization...

Friday, May 14, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Museum event | Poetry reading

Join poets Tina Cane, Sheila Maldonado, Matt Miller and Nikki Wallschlaeger for readings of their recent work. Register

Friday, May 14, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of Philadelphia | Mural tour & garden social

The Alumni Club of Philadelphia invites you to a special walking tour and garden social on May 22. Please join us for a spring tour followed by a social at...

Indian, Women in a Garden on a Moonlit Night, 1744, Museum Appropriation Fund

Dementia Unplugged™: ARTFul Insights is a warm, welcoming program offering conversation for people living with dementia and their care partners about visual...

Monday, May 24, 2021 1pm
Virtual Event
Residence Halls Close

Residence Halls Remain Open for Students Scheduled to Graduate

Friday, May 28, 2021
RISD Zero Waste | REDU NYC Tour

REDU NYC tackles construction, which is among the largest contributors to landfills, by diverting construction waste before it enters the waste-stream. REDU...

RISD Commencement 2021

Join us on June 5 to celebrate the achievements and perseverance of 403 undergraduate and 212 graduate students as they receive their degrees from Rhode...

Saturday, June 5, 2021 10am
Visiting scholar | Jane Wolff

The Landscape Architecture department welcomes University of Toronto faculty member Jane Wolff, who will present the final lecture in the Haffenreffer...

Sunday, June 6, 2021 11am
Virtual Event
RISD Zero Waste | Biomaterial Evolutions

RISD Zero Waste alumni brings you a future-focused dialogue with innovators in the rapidly evolving field of biomaterials. Meet Grace Knight of Ecovative,...

Thursday, June 10, 2021 8pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of Boston | Pencils and Pottery

Join the Club of Boston for an afternoon at Doves Foot Pottery! With sketchbook in hand, we will join Amy Thurber 88 IL at her studio, Doves Foot Pottery, in...

RISD Reads | Creativity, Inc.

RISD Reads is an affinity group that brings the RISD alumni community together through books with the theme of creativity. Join us this June with New York...

Thursday, June 17, 2021 7pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of Pittsburgh | Art in Public Spaces Walking Tour

Explore the artwork in Pittsburgh's Cultural District with the RISD Alumni Club of Pittsburgh! Join us for a stroll during which we’ll visit major artworks...

Friday, June 18, 2021 4pm
RISD Zero Waste | Wild Edible Plant Walk

Join RISD Zero Waste Alumni for an in-person foraging and plant identification walk in Prospect Park with Marie Viljoen, author of Forge, Harvest, Feast: A...

Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:30am
Independence Day (Observed)

Offices and Library Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021