News and Events

Upcoming events

Exhibition | Sounding Providence

The students of spring HPSS class Sounding Providence invite the RISD community to join them for a one-day exhibition of final student works in sound. Sounding Providence: An Exhibition is an interactive and multisensorial event that encourages visitors to experience the city through the sonorous object, texture, street, music, voice and memory. The event takes place from 12–7 pm, beginning with opening remarks at noon.

Reception | Project Open Door

Please join us in celebrating the hard work and creativity of Project Open Door teens at our end-of-year exhibition! This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be available.

RISD Museum | Artist talk

Join artist Annie Bissett for Woodblock Dreams: Printmaking and Tarot Cards, an introduction to and discussion about Woodblock Dreams Tarot, the woodblock-printed tarot deck she created and self-published during the COVID pandemic. Following this conversation, interested attendees may be selected by lottery to receive a brief tarot reading with Annie in the Radeke Garden. Free. Registration requested. Register

RISD Museum | Live music

Enjoy piano and violin duets by RISD students Mochi Lin 22 FAV and Sophie Curlee 22 TX as you stroll the galleries or sit and listen to their senior recital, Weaving Music at 24 Frames per Second. Free.

Visiting curator | Jessica S. Hong

RISD’s Painting department welcomes Jessica S. Hong, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Toledo Museum of Art. Hong has dedicated her practice to highlighting overlooked narratives and revealing and shifting the colonial frame of institutional sites to ultimately implement long-lasting change. She has written editorials and articles for BOMB Magazine, New England Museums Now, the Hood Museum, ICA/Boston, SculptureCenter and Dartmouth publications and has lectured at a wide range of academic institutions, including Emerson College, Dartmouth College, Maryland College of Art and NYU. This event will also be live-streamed via Zoom.

Student conversation | Community Engagement

Students discuss community engagement approaches and collaboration. Be part of a conversation with RISD students about community engagement experiences at RISD. Building on the ideas of empowerment and participation, the gathering is designed to be a collaborative space where students who are interested in community engagement can come together to share and learn about experiences of connecting creative practice with community individually and collectively. Dinner will be served. There is limited seating. Email to rsvp.

FAV film festival | Junior Show

The RISD community is invited to the FAV Junior Show, running from May 25–26 at 7 pm.