Events

April 14 - May 13, 2021

Wednesday, April 14

RISD Global | Summer drop-in advising

The RISD Global team is offering virtual drop-in hours to help students with questions about RISD Global Summer Studios, running virtually in June 2021. No...

3am
Virtual Event
RISD Global | Summer drop-in advising

The RISD Global team is offering virtual drop-in hours to help students with questions about RISD Global Summer Studios, running virtually in June 2021. No...

3am
Virtual Event
RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and...

11am
Virtual Event
RISD Careers | Prep for Fine Arts Portfolio Review

Be prepared to show your artwork and connect with arts professionals at the remote Fine Arts Portfolio Review event on April 26 & 27. This is an unparalleled...

7pm
Virtual Event
RISD Leads | Malene Barnett

RISD’s Center for Student Involvement and the RISD Museum welcome artist/activist Malene Barnett, an authority on the cultural traditions and practices of...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, April 15

Faculty workshop | Multilingual Learners Online

Please join A&L's Maya Krinsky to discuss the support we can provide multilingual learners in online or hybrid classes. The workshop will begin with an...

9am
Virtual Event
RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and...

11am
Virtual Event
RISD Global | Summer drop-in advising

The RISD Global team is offering virtual drop-in hours to help students with questions about RISD Global Summer Studios, running virtually in June 2021. No...

1pm
Virtual Event
RISD Global | Summer drop-in advising

The RISD Global team is offering virtual drop-in hours to help students with questions about RISD Global Summer Studios, running virtually in June 2021. No...

1pm
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of LA | Sarabeth Berk talk

Join the RISD Alumni Club of LA for a talk with Sarabeth Berk MAT 06 about her book More Than My Title: The Power of Hybrid Professionals in a Workforce of...

4pm
Virtual Event
RISD Global Summer Studios Virtual Denmark Poster

Learn about RISD Global Summer Studios 2021 Virtual, Denmark | Design Seminar + Workshop from RISD Furniture Design faculty member Nathaniel Smith. Join us...

6:30pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | RISD Black Alumni panel and after-party

Join RISD Black Alumni for a virtual panel featuring Black creative professionals followed by our first Zoom after-party. This is the second installment of...

7pm
Virtual Event
Queer/Feminist/Praxis | Filmmaker KyungMook Kim

Korean filmmaker and artist KyungMook Kim discusses his films portraying the lives of marginalized beings in South Korea and his current works in progress...

7pm
Virtual Event

Friday, April 16

Visiting scholar | Tie Jojima

Art historian Tie Jojima investigates public interventions by Gang, an artist collective that emerged in Rio de Janeiro during the early 1980s against the...

9am
Virtual Event
RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and...

11am
Virtual Event
Queer/Feminist/Praxis | Artist Sungjae Lee

Seoul/Chicago-based artist Sungjae Lee performs live on Zoom My Own Private Iowa, first performed in Chicago in 2018, based on his autobiographical...

6:15pm
Virtual Event

Saturday, April 17

RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and...

11am
Virtual Event
Alumni Club of Seattle | Virtual escape room

Seattle, we have a problem! There's an astronaut stranded in space and we need your help to head up the rescue mission. Are you up for the task? Join the...

1pm
Virtual Event

Sunday, April 18

RISD Unbound | Art Book Fair

RISD Unbound is an event celebrating artists’ books, zines,and experimental printed matter created by RISD students and community, local artists and...

11am
Virtual Event
RISD Unbound | Panel discussion

Join us for a conversation about why we organize fairs/fests and why they matter. This panel discussion goes behind the scenes, shares experiences about how...

5pm
Virtual Event

Monday, April 19

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...

Tuesday, April 20

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...

Photo credit: Vanessa Winship Untitled (2012) from she dances on Jackson (MACK, 2012)

RISD's Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Vanessa Winship, a visual poet whose photographs are concerned with the elusive qualities of...

12pm
Virtual Event
Performance piece | La Resistencia

The Liberal Arts division and Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies graduate program welcome Latinx poets, performers and activists of La Resistencia. Alex...

4:30pm
Virtual Event
Odilon Redon, L'oeil, comme un ballon bizarre se dirige vers l'infini (The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Moves Toward Infinity), 1882. Gift of Murray S. Danforth, Jr.

Powers of Observation is a three-part series that compares and contrasts objects from different cultures that are united by a common theme. Participants will...

5:30pm
Virtual Event
Queer/Feminist/Praxis | Artist Kang Seung Lee

LA-based artist Kang Seung Lee has been forming and supporting intergenerational queer kinship through collaborative artmaking and queer archive building....

6:15pm
Virtual Event
Image Credit: Victoria Joh '15 ID

Get ready for this fast-paced workshop covering every aspect of the wide world of freelancing! Long-time freelancers Ed Shems 91 IL and Justin Perricone will...

7pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 21

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...

Alumni talk | Chris Frantz 74 PT

Join the RISD Alumni Club of Connecticut for a virtual talk with author Chris Frantz 74 PT of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, who will discuss his book...

1pm
Virtual Event
Kaloderma Shaving Soap, advertising poster, 1925; Ludwig Holwein

SEI Fellow Ernest Bryant III leads "Who Knows What This All Means: Fanon, Heidegger and others on the Concept of Being and the Power of Images.” Is it...

6:30pm
Virtual Event
RISD Leads speaker series | Carlos Andrés Gómez

The Center for Student Involvement and Intercultural Student Engagement invite the RISD community to a talk by Colombian-American author and actor Carlos...

7pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Angel Investing 101

The RISD Founders + Entrepreneurs Venture Committee invites the alumni community to an exclusive mini workshop on the basics of angel investing led by Brooke...

7:30pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, April 22

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...

Visiting designer | Clara Balaguer

The Graphic Design department’s spring lecture series continues with Clara Balaguer, a cultural worker and the coordinator of the Social Practices course at...

11:30am
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Talk with VR/AR expert Luis Blackaller

Join the Alumni in Immersive Experience affinity group for a talk with Luis Blackaller, creative director at immersive technology studio Wevr. He began...

5pm
Virtual Event
Queer/Feminist/Praxis | Artist siren eun young jung

Seoul-based artist siren eun young jung has been ceaselessly pursuing artistic praxis that is simultaneously aesthetic and political. For Q/F/P, siren...

7pm
Virtual Event

Friday, April 23

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...

Queer/Feminist/Praxis | Hyperlink Press

Please join us for a conversation with the founding members of Hyperlink Press: Taehee Whang, Jeong Yoon Lee and Minsoo Thigpen. Founded in 2018, Hyperlink...

4:30pm
Virtual Event

Saturday, April 24

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...

Sunday, April 25

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...

Monday, April 26

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...

Tuesday, April 27

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...

Faculty workshop | Mindfulness for Educators: Integrating Conscious Awareness Practice Into the Classroom

Please join Liz Maynard for his workshop that orients to the ubiquitous concept of “mindfulness” for appropriate application in a teaching and learning...

10am
Virtual Event
Faculty workshop | Guilds, Anagrammatics, and Techniques of Ordering III: On Maps

Please join SEI Fellow Chris Roberts for Guilds, Anagrammatics and Techniques of Ordering I: On Maps, the third of a workshop series that will provide an...

12pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy Untitled (2015) from Nothing’s In Vain (MACK, 2012)

RISD's Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, a Malagasy photographer who arrived in the port city of Dakar, situated on...

12pm
Virtual Event
Laine Rettmer

The Sculpture department welcomes Laine Rettmer as part of its Spring 2021 Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Rettmer is a North American visual artist and...

1:10pm
Virtual Event
Visiting artist | GaHee Park

The Painting department welcomes artist GaHee Park, whose paintings and drawings feel like voyeuristic glimpses into enigmatic fantasies. Her canvases...

1:15pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Providence studio tour

Join the Alumni Club of RI for a virtual studio tour of Katrinkles, a wholesale supplier of buttons and tools for textiles artists, hosted by Katy Westcott...

7pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 28

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...

Alumni talk |  Creatives in Law School

Join RISD alumni lawyers for a conversation about going to law school and practicing law! Are you considering pursuing a career in law? Want to learn about...

Alumni event | RISD Footwear Affinity Group Launch

Join the RISD Footwear Affinity Group to connect with others who are making or designing shoes and boots. Co-leaders Daphne Board 98 TX and Sarah Guerin...

7pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, April 29

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...

Friday, April 30

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...

Faculty workshop | Inclusive Syllabi III

Please join Patricia Barbeito for a discussion on syllabi. The course syllabus is often a student’s fforirst contact with you and your course; it sets the...

9am
Virtual Event

Saturday, May 1

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...

Sunday, May 2

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...

Monday, May 3

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...

Tuesday, May 4

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...

Visiting artist | Mays Albaik

The Glass department welcomes artist Mays Albaik MFA 19 GL, whose interdisciplinary visual practice has literary writing at its heart. Crystalizing as...

1:10pm
Virtual Event
Alumni event | Decolonizing the RISD Museum’s collection

Join the Alumni Club of NYC for a virtual presentation by Sarah Ganz Blythe, interim director of the RISD Museum, about decolonizing the museum’s collection....

7pm
Virtual Event
Photo credit: Cauleen Smith I Appreciate You in Advance (2018)  Banner, fiberglass screen, woven metallic polyesters, woven two-tone silk

RISD's Photography department welcomes Gary Metz lecturer Rhea Anastas (b. 1969, Gloucester, MA), an art historian and curator based in Los Angeles who...

7pm
Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 5

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...

Alumni event | RISD Architects

Join the RISD Architects affinity group for a talk with Alexandra Gadawski MArch 15, an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her...

1pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, May 6

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...

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...

4:30pm
Virtual Event

Friday, May 7

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...

Saturday, May 8

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...

Sunday, May 9

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...

Monday, May 10

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...

Tuesday, May 11

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...

Wednesday, May 12

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...

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...

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....

6pm
Virtual Event

Thursday, May 13

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...

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,...

6pm
Virtual Event

April 14 - May 13, 2021