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New York City

Join the RISD Alumni Club of New York City to connect with alumni in our area. The club is run by local alumni volunteers, with support from the Office of Alumni Relations, to meet the interests of alumni in New York City.

Our club organizes a series of events during the year, optimizing the abundant art and design backdrop of greater NYC to provide educational, inspirational, and social experiences that enrich the lives of the RISD creative community while fostering lifelong connections to the college.

We plan lifelong learning workshops, networking meetups in conjunction with local art and design events, service projects, informal conversations with RISD leaders, talks by RISD alumni artists and designers, and more. We welcome your ideas about what kind of events would most interest you, and are always looking for volunteers to get involved!

Contact alumni@risd.edu to get involved!

Fourteen people standing in front of a large black and white print depicting Mary holding baby Jesus
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Five people looking at black text on the white wall of a gallery
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Nine people standing in a gallery and surrounded by black and white sculptures and canvases
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
A person with their back to the camera as they gaze at two black and white photogrpahs
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Eleven people standing in a gallery before black and white canvases
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Six people standing in a gallery beside three black and white photographs
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Eight people standing in a gallery besides pop art photographs and depictions of heavenly figures
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
Thirteen people in a gallery and standing in front of two pink and black photograph prints on canvases
Alumni from Club of NYC explore Andy Warhol’s lifelong relationship with his faith on an exclusive tour in 2022. Image credit: Katrina Ellis.
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CLUB LEADERSHIP

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John Bai
14 ID
Co-Chair
Hillary Blumberg 92 FAV 92, Co-Chair
Hillary Blumberg
92 FAV
Co-Chair
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Jane Huang
BArch 11
Co-Chair
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Sama El Saket
BArch 15
Co-chair
Jill Groeber
Jill Groeber
96 GD
Co-Chair
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Gian Villarruel
MArch 18
Co-chair