Visiting Lecture Program

Since its inception, RISD Glass has had a dynamic visiting lecture series in which an interdisciplinary mix of artists, curators, critics, scientists, craftsman, and others engage the department through lectures, special projects, discussions, and events. The experimental nature of RISD Glass flourishes through its long standing commitment to contemporary dialogue and research. In celebration of our 50th year, the Department has partnered with Denise Markonish, Curator from Mass MoCA and part time faculty in Glass, to publish a book that highlights a series of themes that have been of recurring interest to RISD Glass over the years. These themes are grounded in the concept of wonder — a slippery state, between knowing and not knowing, a state that includes awe, the marvelous, and the uncanny. This notion of wonder is at the very heart of RISD Glass and our lecture series.


Upcoming Visiting Lecture Series

1:10pm College Building 521 


Past Visiting Lecturers, 2016-17

Spring 2017

Kambui Olujimi

Josh Fischer

Toots Zynsky

Rebecca Uchill

Pamela Smith 

Jeff Evenson

Stefanie Pender


Past Visiting Lecturers, 2015-16

Spring 2016

Fall 2015