The Rivers School Visiting Artist Program offers professional visual artists the opportunity to exhibit artwork on campus. Artists are selected based on the ability of their work to speak to a variety of topics and subjects relevant to the Rivers community. The visiting artist engages with students and community members in various ways, including giving public talks, hosting evening events, critiquing student artwork, leading class discussions, and teaching workshops. The Rivers School recognizes and respects the diversity of our students and community, and we welcome all artists regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic class, age, religion, or disability.

2022 Exhibit

Cedric Douglas “Street Memorials Project”
April 7 - May 16, 2022

The Baldwin Family Art Commons and Bell Gallery

A gallery reception in The Baldwin Family Art Commons will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public.


If you would like a private showing, please contact gallery program director Nicole Winters at

About the Artist:
Cedric “Vise1” Douglas is an Artist, Designer, and Social Interventionist. He has created artwork around Boston for more than two decades. Much of his work aims to engage the audience in meaningful conversations and document powerful moments in history. His recent project, “The Street Memorial Project,” is a collection of work exploring police brutality and racial injustice. His other projects include “The People’s Memorial Project,” a pop-up public video projection installation addressing controversial public monuments, and the “Tools of Protest” project, where printed rolls of caution tape reading “I can’t breathe” and “Don’t shoot” are passed out to protesters. His work has been exhibited across the United States and in Colombia. He is the Creative Director of The Up Truck, a mobile arts lab created to engage and connect with underserved communities in Boston through art and creativity. Douglas has been an artist-in-residence at Northeastern University and was Emerson College’s first public artist-in-residence. He grew up in Grove Hall and then Quincy with his three siblings.

Past Exhibits

Nov. 2020: Naoe Suzuki
In this exhibition, which occupied both the Bell Gallery and the Revers Center, Suzuki presented several bodies of work related to mapping and maps. Her exhibition showed how collecting and organizing layers of information in science, and weaving of histories can be interpreted as an attempt to understand the unknown. The drawings based on historical maps were presented with selected information visible within the cartographic system.
Read a recap of the event here.
View a gallery here.
Visit the artist's website here.