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On-campus exhibitions

Current exhibitions (open to the public)

These exhibitions are in RISD venues that are open to both the RISD community and the public.

A Pause Is Not a Break

through September 30
Bayard Ewing Building gallery
Sound works curated by Assistant Professor of Architecture Jess Myers

A Moment That Lasts Beyond Now

through October 2
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery
Work by second-year grad students in a variety of disciplines

Stacked & Altered

through October 6
Fleet Library at RISD 
Creatively remade books

A Near and a Far: Rubies, Cobalts, Opals and Crystal

through October 10
RISD Color Lab
Work by Glass Professor Rachel Berwick

Mahler Ryder

through October 14
ISB Gallery
Work by the late RISD Illustration professor and civil rights pioneer

New Contemporaries

through October 16
Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery
Selected work by members of the Class of 2022

Art & Inquiry

September 20–October 23
20 Washington Place lobby
Original artwork by RISD staff and faculty funded by grants from the Center for Complexity in support of its Collapse symposium


through October 9
RISD Museum
Making, unmaking and remaking disability

Inherent Vice: Hidden Narratives

through January 15, 2023 
RISD Museum
The decommissioning of degraded garments from the Costumes and Textiles collection

Take Care

through March 12, 2023
RISD Museum
Objects examining sustainability, repair and biodiversity

Being and Believing in the Natural World

October 22, 2022-May 7, 2023
RISD Museum
Perspectives from the Ancient Mediterranean, Asia and Indigenous North America

Helina Metaferia: We’ve Been Here Before

through June 25, 2023
Cafe Pearl, RISD Museum
Installation of collaged images by the Ethiopian American artist 

On the Surface

through June 30, 2023
RISD Museum
Contemporary ceramics

Past Made Present: Dutch Shadows in the Black Atlantic

through August 6, 2023
RISD Museum
In the spirit of the Afro-diasporic intellectual tradition, the show invites viewers to challenge established notions of time, space and history

Trading Earth

through January 28, 2024
RISD Museum
Ceramics, commodities and commerce

Art and Design from 1900 to Now

through June 9, 2024
RISD Museum
Features newly acquired and rarely exhibited works by underrepresented artists and designers

Gallery information

From student-curated shows to a world-class museum with vibrant programming, RISD invites art lovers to enjoy a range of ever-changing exhibitions on campus.

RISD Museum

224 Benefit Street

Alfred DeCredico Gallery

Illustration Studies Building
One Washington Place

BEB Gallery

Bayard Ewing Building
231 South Main Street

Dryfoos Student Media Gallery

Chace Center
20 North Main Street

Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Chace Center, 2nd floor
20 North Main Street

ISB Gallery*

Illustration Studies Building, 1st floor
One Washington Place

Memorial Gallery

Memorial Hall
226 Benefit Street

Museum Special Exhibitions Galleries

Chace Center
20 North Main Street

Red Eye Gallery

Design Center
30 North Main Street

Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery*

Center for Integrative Technologies/CIT, 1st floor
169 Weybosset Street

Washington Place Lobby*

Washington Place, 1st floor
20 Washington Place

Waterman Gallery

Waterman Street Building
13 Waterman Street

Woods-Gerry Gallery

Woods-Gerry House, 1st floor
62 Prospect Street

*venues open only to the RISD community