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, Fall 2017

Brittany Nelson

Jeffrey Beers

Denise Markonish  

Regine Basha  

Jeffrey Gibson  

Spencer Finch

Vincent Valdez

Sarah Oppenheimer  

Jen Bervin  

September 20th

September 27th

October 4th

October 11th

October 25th

Novemeber 8th

November 15th  (16th)

November 29th

December 6th

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