RISD Auditorium

17 Canal Walk, Providence RI

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Upcoming Events

Ann Arbor Film Festival

Ann Arbor Film Festival Sunday, December 4, 2016 7pm

RISD FAV presents the 16mm film program from the 54th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Main Auditorium. The program is...

MLK Keynote Lecture: Emory Douglas

MLK Keynote Lecture: Emory Douglas Friday, January 20, 2017

2017 MLK Honoree: Emory Douglas ABOUT THE VISIT TO RISD The Rhode Island School of Design community is pleased to welcome Emory Douglas for two days of...

MLK Keynote Lecture:  Emory Douglas

MLK Keynote Lecture: Emory Douglas Friday, January 20, 2017 7pm

2017 MLK Honoree: Emory Douglas ABOUT THE VISIT TO RISD The Rhode Island School of Design community is pleased to welcome Emory Douglas for two days of...

RISD LEADS - Mobilizing your Abilities: A Leader’s Potential to Inspire Activism and Create Change

RISD LEADS - Mobilizing your Abilities: A... Friday, January 20, 2017 7pm

Featuring: Emory Douglas, Former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party (Biography) Emory Douglas used his skills as an artist to create work that...

Recent Events

Visiting Artist Ashish Avikunthak Monday, November 28, 2016

Rick Lowe, Julie Mehretu MFA 97 PT/PR and... Thursday, November 10, 2016

Animation Show of Shows Saturday, November 5, 2016

Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera Saturday, October 29, 2016

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Rebecca Paiva

Rebecca Paiva posted a photo Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rebecca Paiva

Rebecca Paiva posted a photo Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rebecca Paiva

Rebecca Paiva posted a photo Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sharon McKain

Sharon McKain left a positive review Monday, October 19, 2015

Yesterday I attended both the luncheon workshop and the evening lecture with Tim Wise. I had also started to read "White Like Me." Both the lecture and the workshop were superb. He was passionate and informative and Wise. I do not quite understand how the administration at RISD can ignore his message.
And I quote from the introduction, "....Time Wise will argue that responsible leaders must address their individual biases and tackle the dangers of unrecognized (or in the case of RISD, recognized) privilege. Participants will leave this lecture with both strategies for creating greater equity throughout their organization and an understanding of how this work will foster stronger communities, and create more successful solutions to organizational problems." It seems strange that the Chief Operating Office of RISD can invite Tim Wise to speak to our community while the administration continues to condone and enforce inequities.

Patrick Beals

Patrick Beals left a positive review Friday, September 18, 2015

Ummm I wept. To see a passionate, yet modest and down to earth woman to have such an impact was touching. To see her activate and bring fresh, new life to dead and decrepit social situations (which have crept into the status of social norms in the cities) was inspiring and basically unbelievable. Janet is a forerunner to the new age of art and architecture of he generation to follow.

Shi Chen

Shi Chen left a positive review Friday, September 18, 2015

It was awesome!!!!! She is so inspiring and such a dreamer!!!!!

Karen Harris

Karen Harris left a positive review Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Simply AMAZING, thoughtful and inspiring! We need more programs like this on RISD campus.

RISD Auditorium

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.