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Current exhibition

New Contemporaries 2019

Class of 2019 (selected)

through Oct 13

Chace Center 2nd Floor, 20 North Main Street

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Working individually or in small teams, students gain valuable curatorial experience by proposing, planning and mounting group exhibitions at this venue and the Dryfoos Gallery for new media housed within it. Students whose exhibition proposals are accepted work with guidance from RISD professionals to handle every aspect of bringing a show to fruition.

Prime location

Located on the second floor of the Chace Center, the Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery and the Dryfoos Gallery for new media within it are at the heart of campus both literally and figuratively. The galleries offer unparalleled learning opportunities for students along with ideal space for showcasing student work and making it readily accessible to museum visitors and other members of the general public.

Open invitation to curate

Each year all undergraduates and graduate students are invited to submit individual or team proposals for group exhibitions in either the Gelman or Dryfoos galleries.

RISD’s director of Campus Exhibitions reviews proposals along with an oversight committee that includes representatives from the Student Gallery Board.

Once the concept for an exhibition is approved, each student curator or team works with the gallery staff to select the work, design the exhibition, prepare supporting written material, hang the show, publicize it and host the opening reception.

Campus location and contact info

Chace Center, 2nd floor
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI

Gallery desk: 401 709-8660
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

Past exhibitions

Prior Things

May 3 – June 2

Curated by Maya Cannon 19 PR, Megan Molina 19 IL and Justin Han 22 PT

The Chair Show

Mar 22 – Apr 28

Curated by Hannah Bartlett 19 FD & Raina Wellman 19 GD

_Scapes 19

Feb 1 – Mar 17

Curated by Curated by Zola Anderson 19 PT, Raghvi Bhatia 19 GL and Kelly Eriksen 19 GL

In the Mood for Love

Dec 4, 2018 – Jan 27

Criteria of Beauty

Oct 26 – Nov 25, 2018

Curated by Qualeasha Wood 19 PR and David Guy 19 SC

New Contemporaries

June 30 – Oct 18, 2018

You’re Invited

May 4 – June 4, 2018

Curated by Madeleine Billings 20 PT, Mary Kuan 19 PT and Madison Whittington 19 PT

We Thought of You

Apr 6 – 29, 2018

Curated by Chantal Feitosa 18 FAV + Charles Ehrenfried 18 SC

Faculty Exhibition & Forum

Feb 23 – Mar 25, 2018