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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 2020

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Showcasing thesis work by students from 16 master's degree programs, Grad Show 2020 celebrates the creativity RISD's graduate alumni bring to the world. Pieces featured in the show are complemented by web-based galleries of audio, moving and still imagery as well as artists' statements that provide insight into the thought process behind the thesis work.

The annual exhibition is free and open to the public, with a lively opening reception marking the beginning of festivities.