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Decorative arts curator Elizabeth Williams introduces an object that was among the most prized souvenirs available to 19th-century tourists.
For Yorùbá-speaking peoples in West Africa, cloth is equated with their most precious possession, children.
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown on Raid the Database 2 with Nafis White
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.
Nancy Prophet fellow Amber Lopez interviews artist Ariel Jackson her video The Origin of the Blues
In the making, of objects, artists, and publics
by Sarah Ganz Blythe
Curatorial assistant A. Will Brown interviews artist Julien Prévieux about his videos What Shall We Do Next? (Sequence #2) and Patterns of Life.
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 interviews artist Kudzanai Chiurai about his film Iyeza
Insights into Ingres’s studio practice and clues to his intellectual process
Curator of painting and sculpture Maureen O’Brien discusses the limited options available to female painters, like Berthe Morisot, at the time she was painting Child in a Red Apron.
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.
Curator Laurie Brewer discusses the “undressed” figure in an unfinished work by Wilhelm Von Kobell.