Arts and Culture

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Whether you're wondering if RIC might be a good place to study the arts or if you're looking to take advantage of the multitude of arts and cultural events the college has to offer, you've come to the right place.

Upcoming Music, Theatre and Dance Events

Please bring your furry friend to our Zoom session!

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Gallery Exhibitions

Join us for an opening reception of Paper Trails: Selections from the RIC Print Trade, curated by Sam Nehila '19 and on view from April 1-19, 2024!

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Our Box Office

The Box Office is home to our wide-ranging arts performances, as well as some shows and events produced by outside groups. There's always something going on that's worthwhile to attend and enjoy - music concerts, plays, and dance shows.

How the Arts are Studied at RIC


Performing Arts

Rhode Island College is home to the region's best performing arts academic programs, encompassing music, theatre and dance. Courses are open to all students, even those pursuing majors outside visual art. 

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Visual Arts

RIC fosters the talents and skills of more than 2,000 students per year, with modernized classrooms and studios.

Visit Our Galleries

Bannister Gallery exhibit

Bannister Gallery

Our Bannister Gallery aims to present a diverse set of art that ranges from traditional media, like painting and sculpture, to more contemporary formats, including photography, graphic design, and digital media.

Chazan Family Gallery

Chazan Family Gallery

Our Chazan Family Gallery (located on the first floor of Alex and Ani Hall) features the work of students and recent graduates of local, regional and national programs in all mediums.

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