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Altered States: Etching in Late 19th-Century Paris

A scholarly digital publication produced by the RISD Museum, Altered States uses videos and images to tie the contemporary practice of etching to its history.

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"Bringing Home Rome, Piece by Piece"

Decorative arts curator Elizabeth Williams introduces an object that was among the most prized souvenirs available to 19th-century tourists.

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Pledges of Allegiance

A nationwide art project organized by the New York–based public arts nonprofit Creative Time.
On view September 13, 2017–July 31, 2018.

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

Artist Programs

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

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Double Take

Two specialists offer their views on a single object.

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Manual: Give and Take

We . . . find ourselves in a historical moment that makes our interconnectedness both more visible and more complex. Boundaries—physical, geographical, ideological—have become more porous, and the institutions that have provided structure—while always deeply flawed—have shown themselves to be more vulnerable than some of us would have liked to believe. Old systems are breaking down, giving way. New ones will take hold.

—Mary-Kim Arnold, from the introduction to Issue 8: Give and Take

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