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This issue of Manual pieces together works made out of practical necessity and others that marry dazzling embellishments for optimal effect, examining how history (or one version of it) was (and is) pastiched from disparate sources, how fashionable textile samples were collected, and more (always more).
Inspired by the Gorham Narragansett salad serving set, curatorial intern Lillian E. Webster shares the process of creating her own richly ornate, sea-encrusted jewelry
This article explores the concept of purity in criticisms of Inuit prints by briefly introducing the history of printmaking in Cape Dorset and looking at 1970s Western art historians’ expectations of Inuit art.
A museum is a setting in which our desire to see is at its most heightened state. But are you actually seeing or merely looking at what has been presented to you? You see, looking is not quite the same as seeing…
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection
Curatorial assistant A. Will Brown interviews artist Julien Prévieux about his videos What Shall We Do Next? (Sequence #2) and Patterns of Life.
Transmutation, an augmented-reality work by RISD professors Markus Berger and Michael Grugl, interprets and contextualizes the cover image for Manual Issue 7.
James P. Falzone is a 2016 RISD Museum Artist Fellow, a position made possible through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year the RISD Art Circle (RAC) journeyed together to New York City, an 18-hour adventure filled with incredible experiences.
Artist Mary Beth Meehan discusses work from her series Seen/Unseen
Pakistani-born and internationally recognized, Sikander’s (RISD MFA, 1995 Painting/Printmaking) pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure.
A student-run workshop generates quirky and creative digital animations.
Engaging with art objects to illuminate our mind at work, revealing vulnerabilities and pitfalls in thinking
For Yorùbá-speaking peoples in West Africa, cloth is equated with their most precious possession, children.