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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 71-091

    Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1954. Museum purchase in honor of Daniel Robbins: The Chace Fund, The Collectors’ Acquisition Fund, Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund, Mary B. Jackson Fund, Walter H. Kimball Fund, Jesse Metcalf Fund, Museum Gift Fund, and gifts of Mrs. George Harding, Mrs. Lewis Madeira, Mrs. Malcolm Farmer, Mrs. Frank Mauran, George H. Waterman III, Mrs. Murray S. Danforth, Mrs. Russell Field, Mrs. Albert Pilavin, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. William Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger, Mrs. Lee Day Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haffenreffer, and Richard Brown Baker

    Work of the Week

    Untitled

  • In Production: Graphic designers share their work

    As we host the final stop on the tour of Graphic Design: Now in Production, we check in with some of the designers featured, to see the work they have been doing since 2010.

  • 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.

  • RISDM 2000-82 v_01

    Egyptian
    Figure of a woman, ca. 3700-3450 BCE
    Terracotta
    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?

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