Reunion 2024

Class of 1949

 Celebrating your 75-year reunion!

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Reunion Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 30, 2024

A Moment at the Museum
2–7 pm
RISD Museum

Friday, May 31, 2024

Chalk Walk
12–6 pm
South Water Street

Half Century Tour and Tea
2–4 pm
Fleet Library & Archives

New (to you) RISD Campus Tour
2–3 pm
Departs Woods-Gerry

New (to you) RISD Campus Tour
3–4 pm
Departs Woods-Gerry

Black Biennial Reception
Gelman Gallery/Moore Terrace

Retired Faculty & Staff Reception (registration required)
5–6 pm
Market Square Tent

Lantern Lighting
8–8:30 pm
Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge

Artists Party (registration required)
8:30–11:30 pm
Commencement & Reunion Tent near the Michael S. Van Leesten Memorial Bridge

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Breakfast at the Met (registration required)
8-10 am
The Met Refectory

RISD Craft
11 am–5 pm
Benefit Street (rain or shine)

Kids Art Activity with Ricky Rainbow Beard (Ricky Katowicz 05 AP)
11 am–2 pm
RISD Beach (Benefit & Waterman)

11am–3 pm
RISD Beach (Benefit & Waterman)

Nature Lab Open House
11–4 pm
Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab

Post-Commencement Community Reception
12–1:30 pm
Market Square

Photo Booth
12–5 pm
Chace Center

Chalk Walk
12–4 pm
South Water Street

New (to you) RISD Campus Tour
1:30–2 pm
Departs from Woods-Gerry

Half Century Reunion Class Dinner
6–10 pm
45 University Club

8:30–10:30 pm
Riverwalk / Canal Street

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Breakfast at the Met (registration required)
7–10 am
The Met Refectory

Tillinghast Farm
9 am–2 pm
Shuttle departs from Chace Center

Chalk Walk
12–3 pm
South Water Street

At the Museum: Celebrating Nancy Elizabeth Prophet

Owning our legacy preserves our future: A conversation on Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: I Will Not Bend an Inch (registration required)
Thursday, May 30, 2024
6:30–7 pm
Metcalf Auditorium RISD Museum

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet was one of the first known African American and Indigenous women to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. Although she paved the way for the students who would come after her, until this exhibition, her legacy and story have lived in the shadows of RISD culture. This first-ever retrospective, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: I Will Not Bend an Inch, showcases all of Prophet’s works and sheds light on her thinking, process, struggles and successes. Panelists Cheryl Miller 71 HD 22, Kelly Walters MFA 15 GD, Sylvia Rodriguez and moderator Alison Croney Moses 06 FD, Black women alumni and a current student, will come together to discuss the path they walked made possible by Nancy Prophet’s life and the future they hope for the next generations of Black students who will experience a RISD were Nancy Prophet is part of History, part of the culture, part of the pride of RISD.

Drop-in Gallery Talks: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet: I Will Not Bend an Inch
Friday, May 31, 3–4 pm
Gabrielle Walker, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet Curatorial Assistant
Saturday, June 1, 3–4 pm
Dominic Molon, Interim Chief Curator & Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art Museum Galleries

Nancy Elizabeth Prophet was best known for her figurative sculptures carved in wood and stone. She became RISD’s first documented graduate of color, completing her degree in 1918. Visit the exhibit to learn more about Prophet and her work. Hear from museum curators about the development of this exhibit including collaboration with community partners.