A Myriad Marginalia
On view through May 31, 2015
New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective, now in residence at the Museum as RISD's 2015 Kirloskar Visiting Scholars in Painting, lead an experimental RISD course exploring manuscript marginalia. See the source material and work in progress, culminating in an experimental manuscript, along with select artwork by Raqs.
Raqs Media Collective, An Afternoon Unregistered on The Richter Scale, 2011. Courtesy of Raqs Media Collective and Frith Street Gallery
Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association
Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Boompjes, 1982. © Office for Metropolitan Architecture. From the Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive.
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Promised gifts from David Rockefeller’s estate include a rare pair of five-legged George I burr walnut armchairs with tapestry seats.
Credit: David Rockefeller Collection.
When Now is Night
Opens October 2, 2015
This is the first solo exhibition at an American museum for Scottish artist Martin Boyce, who has established himself as one of the foremost figures in contemporary art during the past two decades, exploring the legacy of modernist art, architecture, and design's impact on contemporary culture and social dynamics.
Martin Boyce, No Reflections. 53rd Venice Biennale, Palazzo Pisani, Venice, Italy. June 7-November 22, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; and Johnen Galerie, Berlin.
The Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry Collection
Paul Poiret, Evening Coat (detail), 1922. Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry
19th-Century Photography from the Collection
Gustave Le Gray, Ships Leaving the Port of Le Havre, ca. 1856-1857. Museum purchase: bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson, by exchange
19th-Century American Drawings from the Collection
Winslow Homer, Boy and Horse Plowing, 1880. Bequest of Isaac C. Bates
Now on view
Sitings is an annual juried competition that invites Rhode Island School of Design students to respond to the RISD Museum's collection, its architectural idiosyncrasies, and the way people navigate its spaces. This year's winning installations are Living Architecture: The Sacred Catwalk by Suzy González and Michael R. León (both MFA 2015, Painting) and Michael Menchaca (MFA 2015, Printmaking) and History Bridge by Lachlan Turczan (BFA 2015, Film + Video).
Suzy Gonzáles, Michael R. León, and Michael Menchaca, Living Architecture: The Sacred Catwalk, 2015
Now on view
Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu captures the inconsistencies and mythologies that arise in the gaps between personal and collective memory and written history.
On view through April 26, 2015.
Asli Çavuşoğlu, still frame from In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow, 2011. © Asli Çavuşoğlu. Commissioned by Borusan Aş. Courtesy of NON, Istanbul.