Alumni event | What Artists Should Know About NFTs

The RISD Alumni Association and RISD Families Association welcome all members of the RISD community to the upcoming moderator-led panel discussion on the rapidly expanding and evolving landscape of NFTs. 
Even before Everydays: the First 5000 Days fetched $69.3M in March 2021, a new technology called non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, was prompting questions (and sometimes intense debate) in the art world. What are these tokens? Where did they come from? What do they mean for current and future forms of digital and traditional art? How can a signature so dramatically affect the market value of a work of art?

NFTs have existed for nearly a decade. They may still be a complete mystery to many practicing artists, but it’s pretty clear they will remain an important part of how the art world is going to work in the years ahead. We invite you to hear from experts who will address this conversation of ‘why NFTs’ and 'why now’ head on.

Learn more about Digital Gold: What Artists Should Know About NFTs.

Moderated by Brian Droitcour, associate/online editor, Art in America


  • Amanda Truelove Fairey, Artist Advocate and Strategist
  • Shepard Fairey 92 IL, Trustee, Artist and Activist
  • Tina Rivers Ryan, PhD, Assistant Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
  • Anne Morgan Spalter MFA 92 PT, Artist, Collector and Curator
  • Anuradha Vikram, Curator, UCLA Art | Sci Center

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Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00pm

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