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  • Bennewith_book

    David Bennewith, “Churchward International Typefaces,” 2009, Photo by Franz Vos, Jan van Eyck Academie, Courtesy the artist

    Graphic Design: Now in Production

    Through August 3, 2014

    "A big, sweeping, categorical, world-historical-moment-defining graphic design show." - Print magazine

  • Manual 2 cover

    Manual: a journal about art and its making
    Issue 2, Spring 2014, Lorem ipsum

    Manual wins Excellence Award

    American Alliance of Museums honors Manual with EdCom Excellence in Resources Award

    Second issue, "Lorem ipsum," available now

  • RISDM 2008-110-24

    Andy Warhol, Joan Collins, 1985. Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

    Andy Warhol's Photographs

    Through June 29, 2014

    More than 150 Polaroid and black-and-white photographs by the icon of American Pop

  • Arlene Shechet Overflow

    Arlene Shechet, Overflow, 2012. © Arlene Shechet. Courtesy of the artist.

    Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast

    Through July 6, 2014

    "It's a pretty racy view of porcelain," the artist tells Artforum

  • warhol-film-st-edie-sedgwick-st308cawm

    Andy Warhol, Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965), 16mm film, black and white, silent, 4 minutes at 16 frames per second. © 2013 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum.

    Andy Warhol's Screen Tests

    Through May 11, 2014

    "Twenty wonderful 'Tests.'" - Blake Gopnik, Daily Beast

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  • RISDM 58-095

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, 1831- Present
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Lady’s Writing Table and Chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095

    Work of the Week

    Lady's Writing Table and Chair

  • RISDM 56-097 v_03

    Ancient head carved of Parian marble

    Looking an Empress in the Eye

    A portrait often raises questions, first among which is: who is portrayed? Join curator Gina Borromeo as she considers a portrait of a Roman empress.

  • Professional Development Workshop

    Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing - Works of Visual Art and English Language Learning

    This workshop focuses on developing the thinking skills and habits of mind central to the Common Core State Standards by using art and design in the RISD Museum's collection.

  • RISDM 2000-82 v_01

    Figure of a woman, ca. 3700-3450 BCE
    Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 inches)
    Museum Purchase: Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and gift of friends and colleagues in honor of Florence Dunn Friedman 2000.82

    Abstracting Ancient Egypt

    By studying an abstracted female figure from 3000 BCE, what can we learn about ancient Egyptians? What can we learn about ourselves? What about abstraction provides more insight than a complete visual representation?

  • RISDM 2011-30 v_28

    France, Rouen
    Book of Hours (use of Rouen), ca. 1510
    Illuminated manuscript with text in Latin and French and 13 large miniatures attributed to the Master of the Missal of Amboise Le Veneur (miniatures) and Jean Serpin (borders)
    Ink, tempera, gold leaf on vellum, bound in purple velvet over wood boards
    Museum purchase in honor of Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss; Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2011.30

    Collaboration and the Late-Medieval Book

    A recent acquisition of a French book of hours made in Rouen around 1510 tells the story of this collaboration through the structure of its contents, iconography, and assembly.

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