Throughout the year hundreds of renowned artists, designers, scholars and others visit RISD to speak and share their work. Their talks, along with a range of performances, openings and other special events, are open to the entire campus community and often the general public, too.

Upcoming events

Jun 21

RISD Museum | Third Thursday

5 pm | RISD Museum

Experience art in new ways through performances, snippets of conversation, hands-on art-making and encounters with contemporary artists. Bring your work buddy, your studio neighbor, an old friend or a new date and start your evening with Third Thursday. The event coincides with Providence’s Gallery Night, so you can also join free tours of numerous galleries across the city.

Jun 23

Pre-College Check-In Day and Orientation

9 am | Upper Met, 30 Waterman Street

All Pre-College students must attend the Pre-College Check-In and orientation on Saturday, June 23. Students and their families may check in anytime that day from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Details sent to students and their families.

Jul 1

Concert | Metro West Quintet

2:30 pm | RISD Museum

The Metro West Quintet, with guest pianist Mark Bartlett, performs music by Chabrier, Thuile and Taffanel.

Jul 9

Jul 8

Classes begin for Master of Arts in Teaching summer program

12 am