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Open today 10 am–5 pm

Today is May 26, 2017

Open today 10 am–5 pm

Dance Party: Luminous

June 16
7 – 11 pm

In partnership with the Dean Hotel, the RISD Museum dance party is back. Join us as we light up the night dancing to sounds spun by Elementary & DJ Andy Morris. Enjoy sparkling cocktails and tasty snacks and watch as Janice Lee Kelly creates stunning light-as-air art. Come bask in the glow.

Cash bar. Ages 21+.

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Third Thursday

May 18
5 – 9 pm

Not your average Thursday evening. Free!

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Raid the Database 3 / Heather Leigh McPherson

The third installment in an ongoing project in which artists bring new curatorial perspectives to the museum's extensive collections.

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New Acquisition
Satnam Singh at the Punjabi Deli

Jagdeep Raina
Satnam Singh at the Punjabi Deli, 2016
Pencil crayon, watersoluable pastel, watersoluable crayon, water color, and graphite on paper
Paula and Leonard Granoff Fund 2016.109.1

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More than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offer their perspectives on objects

Summer Teen Intensive

An 11-day intensive program fully immerses high school students the creative experience.

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Artist Programs

Explore how art and design can provoke fresh ideas and stimulate creativity

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Tours for Tots

Playful stories, creative art-making, and gallery adventures inspire children ages 3-5

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Double Take

Two specialists offer their views on a single object.

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Manual: Alchemy

"Alchemy and art are not about finding resolution, but building the capacity for curiosity, formulating questions that invest fields of knowledge with possibility, prompting the unexpected and emergent to manifest."

—Bryan McGovern Wilson, from the introduction to Issue 7: Alchemy

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