Events

Throughout the year hundreds of renowned artists, designers, scholars and others visit RISD to speak and share their work, and many departments host annual lecture series highlighting discipline-specific topics of interest. Open to the entire campus community—and often the general public, too—these talks, performances, openings and other special events offer insights into the world of contemporary practice and can inspire students to push their work in new directions.

Exhibition | Shared Languages

December 9,
More dates through January 20, 2019
Fleet Library (Main)
More info

RISD Global presents Shared Languages, an exhibition of works in progress from the studios Centre de Formation et Qualification des Métiers de l’Artisanat Al Batha and Fés (CFQMA) as well as RISD students engaged in Crafting the City, a multi-year pilot program focused on the role of craft in the built environment of Morocco. The exhibition, installed by Wesley Sanders MDes 19, focuses on the languages of making, materials and process shared by the artisans and art and design students while also celebrating their diverse approaches to craft and design. More details are available here.

Exhibition | In The Mood For Love

December 11,
More dates through January 27, 2019
Gelman Student Exhibitions Gallery

Curated by Christine Cho 19 PT, Emi Chun 19 PT and Zak Nguyen 19 PT

Info Session | Grad Experience

December 11,
Center for Integrative Technologies (CIT)

Graduate students are invited to meet with Associate Director of Graduate Experience Ashlie Norris during drop-in hours. Stop by to connect or ask grad-specific questions.

Opening reception | Landscape Architecture students

January 17,
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

Exhibition | Jewelry + Metalsmithing department

January 18,
More dates through February 17, 2019
Woods-Gerry Gallery
More info

Jewelry is the ultimate of shapeshifters. It is never fixed and always moving. Its materiality transforms from one state to another. Its power accruing when passed from one generation to the next. Its meaning can transmute depending on the body of which it is worn. It can go in covertly or present itself outright. It is always in dialogue with context, site, and ceremony. Jewelry is never neutral. It is always signaling, marking, and beckoning. The Jewelry + Metalsmithing department is a living creature. Each inhalation draws in new students, faculty, guests and more fleeting radicals that feed and alter the body, as a metabolic exchange. Tectonic slippage and subduction alters the landscape of the jewelry field and opens up new contexts. Our students go out into the world navigating new terrain. This year’s J+M Triennial Exhibition focuses on the theme of Shape Shifting. As with any departmental triennial, the occasion marks the opportunity for the department to reflect on the work being created within, and beyond, and how it may be shifting over time. We are honored to have Marie-José van den Hout, owner of Galerie Marzee, as our guest curator for this call. Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Galerie Marzee is the most renowned contemporary art jewelry gallery in the world. All work juried and accepted by Marzee, will be featured in the J+M Triennial in the “Marzee Room” of the Woods Gerry gallery, showcasing this distinction. We are thrilled that Marie-José will be with us for the Closing Reception to celebrate and speak to the work that was chosen. We hope that you can join us in Providence for this event.

Exhibition | Landscape Architecture students

January 18,
More dates through February 17, 2019
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery

Student Financial Services Workshop | Creating a Budget

January 23,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Learn how you should have a personal budget, how you can create a realistic and affordable budget, and how that budget will eventually work to your benefit.

Workshop | Creating a Budget

January 23,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

RISD Financial Services invites students to learn how to create a realistic and affordable personal budget that will eventually work to their benefit.

MLK Series Keynote | Cornel West

January 23,
RISD Auditorium

The Office of Social Equity and Inclusion welcomes 2019 MLK Series Keynote speaker Cornel West, a professor, philosopher, author and activisit. West is professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard University and a professor emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, and the University of Paris and has written and edited many books about race and democracy, including Race Matters, Democracy Matters and the memoir Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at visionary 19th- and 20th-century African American leaders and their legacies. West is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. He made his film debut in the Matrix and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in more than 25 documentaries and films, including Examined Life, Call & Response, Sidewalk and Stand.

Closing reception | Jewelry + Metalsmithing department

February 14,
Woods-Gerry Gallery
More info

Jewelry is the ultimate of shapeshifters. It is never fixed and always moving. Its materiality transforms from one state to another. Its power accruing when passed from one generation to the next. Its meaning can transmute depending on the body of which it is worn. It can go in covertly or present itself outright. It is always in dialogue with context, site, and ceremony. Jewelry is never neutral. It is always signaling, marking, and beckoning. The Jewelry + Metalsmithing department is a living creature. Each inhalation draws in new students, faculty, guests and more fleeting radicals that feed and alter the body, as a metabolic exchange. Tectonic slippage and subduction alters the landscape of the jewelry field and opens up new contexts. Our students go out into the world navigating new terrain. This year’s J+M Triennial Exhibition focuses on the theme of Shape Shifting. As with any departmental triennial, the occasion marks the opportunity for the department to reflect on the work being created within, and beyond, and how it may be shifting over time. We are honored to have Marie-José van den Hout, owner of Galerie Marzee, as our guest curator for this call. Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Galerie Marzee is the most renowned contemporary art jewelry gallery in the world. All work juried and accepted by Marzee, will be featured in the J+M Triennial in the “Marzee Room” of the Woods Gerry gallery, showcasing this distinction. We are thrilled that Marie-José will be with us for the Closing Reception to celebrate and speak to the work that was chosen. We hope that you can join us in Providence for this event.

Student Financial Services Workshop | Understanding Credit

February 27,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Come learn about credit history, credit scores and credit reports.

Workshop | Understanding Credit

February 27,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Financial Services invites students to learn about credit history, credit scores and credit reports.

Student Financial Services Workshop | Student Loan Repayment

March 13,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Learn about repayment plans, including those that are income-driven; understand the difference between delinquency and default and ways to avoid both; discover when loan forgiveness is an option and when to take advantage of loan consolidation.

Workshop | Repaying Student Loans

March 13,
20 Washington Place (Prov/Wash)

Financial Services invites students to learn about student loan repayment plans, including those that are income driven; understand the difference between delinquency and default and ways to avoid both; discover when loan forgiveness is an option and when to take advantage of loan consolidation.