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  • New Acquistions

    Woman's Swiss Lace Cape

    Duro Olowu, design label
    Duro Olowu, designer
    British, b. 1966
    Woman’s Swiss Lace Cape, spring/summer 2013
    Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk and laser cut; trimmed with Lurex and silk jacquard weave
    Center back length: 123.2 cm (48 1/2 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2014.3.1

  • Interview with artist Steffani Jemison

    Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews artist Steffani Jemison about her film Maniac Chase (2009), Escaped Lunatic (2010–2011) and Personal (2014)

    Steffani Jemison, Personal, 2014. © Steffani Jemison 2014.

  • Raqs and "Raunik"

    MFA painting student Jagdeep Raina on A Myriad Marginalia, an experimental studio course exploring manuscript marginalia from medieval to contemporary in both research and practice

    Jagdeep Raina, Gems, Jewels, Rubies: On These Blessed Walls

  • Substitutions

    Composer Shawn Greenlee's experimental sound work Substitutions is inspired by the Chinese lithophone in the RISD Museum's Asian art collection

  • Manual issue three: Circus, now available online

    The third issue of Manual turns a spotlight on the circus. "How can a circus be held in print?" you may ask. Indeed, prepare to be astounded

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