Experience art in new ways through performances, snippets of conversation, hands-on art-making, and encounters with contemporary artists. Bring your work buddy, your studio neighbor, an old friend or a new date and start your evening with Third Thursday.
Free, all are welcome!
This month's schedule:
Today and Tomorrow: Museum Update
Director John W. Smith and curators present the state of the Museum, share future projects, and answer your questions. Registration recommended, space is limited. Members enjoy advance registration and receive a free giveaway at check in. Register now
Artist Lab: Color Me Chill
Join artist Michy Lopez and friends Francheska Acevedo (F.ACE) and Kalie Boyne for a coloring party to launch her recently produced coloring book depicting images of her favorite places in Rhode Island. Kris Fame DJs music for this interactive experience. Cash bar.
The Art of Race: Contemporary Art
Join Center for Reconciliation Program Director and Curator, Elon Cook, and RISD Museum Curator of Contemporary Art, Dominic Molon, for a special opportunity to explore and discuss the racial history of contemporary art in the Museum’s collection. Registration required through the Center for Reconciliation. Register now
Ways of Looking: Rafael Ferrer's "The Balata River"
6:30 and 7:30 pm
Discover your own perspective on a contemporary painting through guided conversation.
Work in Process: Behind the Scenes
Museum staff and student assistants share their creative work and behind-the-scenes processes.
The Third Thursday of the month is also Providence’s Gallery Night! Join free tours of numerous galleries across the city, including the Museum. Learn more here