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A massive public exhibition of work by students about to earn their RISD master's degrees, the annual graduate thesis exhibition is the culmination of each student's unique experience at RISD. Transforming a large space into a network of smaller galleries, the show affords students an opportunity to showcase multiple pieces from their final body of thesis work.

Grad Show 2019 | May 23–June 1, 12–5 pm daily

Grad Show 2019 highlights selected work by students from RISD's 16 master's degree programs. The 28,000-sf exhibition hall is custom-constructed for the annual thesis exhibition, with more than 1,500 linear feet of walls forming a network of smaller galleries.

The pieces featured in the show are complemented by a web-based gallery of audio, moving and still imagery, along with artists’ statements that provides insight into the thought process behind the thesis work.