Museum Guild

The Museum Guild is a group of undergraduate students from local colleges and universities who are advocates and ambassadors for the RISD Museum and interpreters of its collection and exhibitions. Working as a group and with the guidance of the museum's Academic Programs staff, Guild members explore questions of current relevance at the museum, developing projects and programs that activate the galleries and connect students and faculty to the museum.


This year's group

Meet the 2019-20 Museum Guild! Follow along at @risdmuseumguild on Instagram and Facebook.

This year's projects

The RISD Museum is open late on the third Thursday of each month and hosts a variety of public programs for wide-ranging audiences. The Guild organizes regular programs on Third Thursdays, including Work in Process and student performances. Interested in participating? Learn more and submit below!

Share your time-based work in a space at the Museum. In conversation with Guild members, students have the opportunity to activate gallery spaces and re-frame the Museum's collection through performance.

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Work in Process
Share your creative process with Museum visitors in a casual, conversational setting. In conversation with Guild members, student Work in Process participants bring their tools, materials, and 2D or 3D work in various stages of completion to share on a table placed in a Museum gallery. They converse with Museum visitors about their artistic practice in relation to work currently on view.

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Interested in joining the Guild?

Applications are accepted at the beginning of each academic year.