RISD Auditorium

17 Canal Walk, Providence RI

Upcoming Events

Visiting Artist | Patti Smith | RISD Museum

Renowned visual artist, performer and author Patti Smith reads from her latest book, Devotion, a detailed account of her own creative process, inspirations...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7pm
Student Town Hall

President Somerson will host a student town hall to share key points and priorities of the SEI Action Plan so that we can engage in conversation to help to...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7pm
Visiting Speaker | Lee Mun Wah | MLK Series 2017–18

As a new world of different cultures enters into our classrooms and schools, what is needed to begin this journey together? How does one come to appreciate...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30pm
Visiting Artist |  Vincent Valdez | Glass Department

Texas-born RISD alumnus Vincent Valdez 00 IL focuses in his career on the practices of drawing and painting. Recognized for his intensive devotion to detail,...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:10pm
Visiting Artist |  Vincent Valdez | Glass Department

Texas-born RISD alumnus Vincent Valdez 00 IL focuses in his career on the practices of drawing and painting. Recognized for his intensive devotion to detail,...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30pm

Recent Events

Pre-College Fashion Majors Show

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

FAV Junior Show

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FAV Junior Show

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Recent Activity

Rebecca Paiva

Rebecca Paiva posted a photo Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kasey Kniffin

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Rebecca Paiva

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Rebecca Paiva

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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

RISD Auditorium posted a photo Thursday, September 6, 2012