20 North Main St
(also enter on 224
Providence, RI 02903
The museum is closed today.
Raid the Database with Heather Leigh McPherson is the third installment in an ongoing project in which artists bring new curatorial perspectives to the museum’s extensive collections.
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown on Raid the Database 2 with Nafis White
In this series, RISD Museum curator Dominic Molon considers the importance and setting of the studio, and calls on Rhode Island artists.
Get a peek inside the studio of Maralie Armstrong (RISD MFA 2009, Digital + Media) as she creates a score inspired by the Nō robes in the RISD Museum collection.
After a half-century’s journey, Gorham’s magnificent writing table and chair made for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair returned home to Providence.
Exploring the process and context behind “The Election Gloves”, a work created by Cranston artist Jessica Deane Rosner.
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown on Raid the Database 1 with Natalja Kent
Pixilation Party!, or how, with the help of dozens of RISD Museum visitors, Providence artist Xander Marro recently created one minute of black and white magic.
This rare example of Gorham’s Mythologique flatware service was purposefully left unfinished as they are samples, combining elaborate hand-worked detail with mechanized brute force.
Robert Emlen, university curator at Brown University, and Rhode Island-based furniture designer and builder, Timothy Philbrick examine the craftsmanship, features, and significance of the Goddard/Townsend desk and bookcase.
Exploring the process and context behind “Shake Some Action”, a work created by Pawtucket artist Lynne Harlow.
Providence-based composer J. P. A. Falzone’s arrangement of his instrumental works for a quintet of keyboard, vibraphone, and strings. Elaborating simple mathematical structures, his music draws inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s Six Part Push Pull Tensegrity.
Anya Ventura visits the studio of Rhode Island stone carver Tracy Mahaffey.
Exploring the process and context behind “Open House: Five Engraved Scenes”, a work created by Providence artist and RISD faculty Andrew Raftery.
Exploring the process and context behind “I’m the Sweetest Teddy Bear”, a work created by North Scituate artist Entang Wiharso.