Delve into research, gain professional practice, or realize your creative vision in the Museum galleries.
RISD students, faculty, and staff are always admitted for free with their RISD ID. Admission is also free (college ID required) for students, faculty, and staff from our member institutions.
Apply for the Dorner Prize, an annual site-specific installation competition, or submit a proposal request to arrange for an independent project or event. For information on filming, photography, and art-making in the galleries, see our visitor guidelines.
See objects not on view
The Costume and Textiles collection and the Prints, Drawings and Photographs collection offer weekly open hours for students to view objects upon request and learn about the collection with curatorial guidance. Advance notice is requested. To begin, we encourage you to search the collection.
Donghia Study Center, 6th floor
Fridays during fall and spring semesters, 11 am - 1 pm
Siskind Center / Minskoff Center, Chace Center, 4th floor
Wednesdays and Fridays during fall and spring semesters, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Join the Museum Guild or apply for fellowships, internships, and assistantships. Visit our opportunities page to learn more. Check Student Employment for open work-study positions.