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The celebrated poet C.D. Wright died unexpectedly on January 12, 2016. The RISD Museum joins Brown University and the Providence community in mourning the loss of her sharp wit and generous spirit.
Wright contributed a Double Take essay on Fiona Banner’s Shy Nude to the Fall 2015 issue of Manual. Click here to read her essay and its companion piece by curator Jan Howard.
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown on Raid the Database 2 with Nafis White
For conservators, fabrics incorporating metallic components raise complex questions about construction, materials, and manufacturing techniques, all of which impact how an object will be stabilized and displayed
What does a series of images communicate to students from diverse cultural backgrounds?
Insights into Ingres’s studio practice and clues to his intellectual process
Summer intern Erin Hein reflects on her experience restoring a frame, possibly from the 19th century, for a John La Farge drawing after Gericault.
The Museum recently acquired Huevos de Los Angeles, a collaborative work by two RISD alumni, Adam Silverman and David Wiseman. Here the artists describe how they created “eggs” to rival the most coveted variety.
1 artist : 1 object :
many ways of seeing
An exploration of the intriguing relationships between works in Martin Boyce’s mid-career survey exhibition at the RISD Museum and objects by Alexander Calder, Charles and Ray Eames, and Dan Flavin in the museum’s collection.
Curator Laurie Brewer discusses the “undressed” figure in an unfinished work by Wilhelm Von Kobell.
Understanding historic frames and how to care for them can be a complicated matter.
What are the essential questions museums need to ask themselves to understand the future of art?
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews artist Kudzanai Chiurai about his film Iyeza
Loose threads unknotted. Ideas unrealized. Outlines left bare. Function unperformed. The essays, images, and projects presented in the fifth issue of Manual attend to the fluid potential of objects that are in some way incomplete.
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection