RISD Alumni
February 2022

Welcome to the Alumni Association Newsletter—sharing the latest RISD news and updates from our Alumni community.

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Founders Day

A celebration 145 years in the making! Now in its fourth year as an institutional milestone, RISD will celebrate Founders Day throughout March with virtual events, free museum admission days and RISD Global Days of Service events hosted by our regional alumni clubs.

Save the date as we honor RISD's history, accomplishments and exciting future. Event registration opens on February 28—keep an eye on your inbox for updates!

Mark your calendars

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Reunion Weekend
Commencement + Reunion Weekend is only four months away, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! We are welcoming all our 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, 6s and 7s class members back to campus for a fun-filled and family-friendly weekend of events June 2–5, 2022.
Make plans
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Five Questions
RISD's Schiller Family Assistant Professors in Race in Art and Design recently shared their unique pedagogical approaches in a series of Q&As, entitled "Five Questions."
Read their perspectives
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Architectural Digest 100 2022
Architectural Digest named several RISD alumni to its annual AD100 list of today's top design, decor and architecture talent. The list includes Deborah L. Berke BArch 77 HD 05, Stefanie Brechbuehler MArch 06, Adam Charlap Hyman 11 FD, Rafael A. De Cárdenas 96 AP, G. Steven  Harris 75 AR, Andre J. Herrero BArch 12, Robert Andrew Highsmith MArch 06, Ryan Mahoney MArch 06, Elizabeth D. Mitchell BArch 88 and James W. Shearron 84 AR.
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Alumni Travel Spotlight: Iceland
May 1–8, 2022

There is still time to join fellow RISD alumni from across the country at the fourteenth annual DesignMarch festival in beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Deadline has been extended until we reach capacity.

Book now!
Moon Amulet by sophomore William Ricci 23 JM
Jewelry + Metalsmithing Triennial

On view through February 20 
Woods-Gerry Gallery

This year the department honors the legacy of late faculty member Michael M. Glancy 77 SC/MFA 80 GL, who passed away in 2020. RISD faculty for nearly 40 years, Glancy was known for his alluring electroforming technique, kindness and sense of humor.

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RISD Asian Alumni
Our community is growing! We look forward to connecting and learning more about one another. Through our group page on the RISD Network, you can send us a message, join in discussions with fellow alumni, help us plan for 2022 and learn more about RISD Asian Alumni.
Connect with us
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Alumni Club of RI February Meetup

February 24, 2022 
6 pm ET

We can't wait to reconnect over drinks and appetizers at Narragansett Brewery! Join us as we relax, catch up and discuss plans for the RISD Alumni Club of Rhode Island in 2022. This is a free event.

Let us know you're coming
America by Tatiana Gomez GD MFA 18
Language and Identity

March 10, 2022 
7:30 pm ET
Online via Zoom

Join Tatiana Gómez MFA 18 GD and RISD Latin+ (más) for a discussion about language and identity and what it means to be "Latin American" through experiences, culture, art and geography. This is a free event.

Learn more + register
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NEW DATE: Alumni Club of Portland Tour of Atelier Meridian

March 12, 2022 
4 pm PT

Join the RISD Alumni Club of Portland for a special tour of the fine art printmaking studio Atelier Meridian and a demo of relief printing and discussion of her processes from Portland-based artist Jessica A. Hartman 75 PT. This is a free event.

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RISD Research Perspectives

A video series highlighting the RISD community, faculty and students, RISD Research Perspectives speaks with diverse researchers contributing new insights in art and design through explorations of materials, techniques and scholarship.

Portrait of Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf (1906), Frank Weston Benson, 1862-1951, American. Gift of Mrs. William C. Baker, Mrs. Manton B. Metcalf, Mrs. Stephen O. Metcalf and Mrs. Gustav Radeke.

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