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Like their peers around the world, graduate students completing thesis work remotely in spring 2020 were forced to relocate, reassess and adjust their practices. They also needed to forego the highly popular public exhibition of their final bodies of work, which traditionally runs for two weeks in late May.

Instead, RISD Grad Show 2020 celebrates the creativity and determination of more than 200 graduate students who earned their master’s degrees this year. The growing collection of work presented online—from concepts and sketches to completed pieces—will be on view beginning summer of 2020. Work was exhibited in physical form in the RISD Museum’s Chace Center galleries as soon as it was safe to reopen, limited to the RISD community only, in October of 2020.


Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Chace Center, poster


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