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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.
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection
Artist Mary Beth Meehan discusses work from her series Seen/Unseen
Photographer and RISD critic Jesse Burke (RISD MFA 2005, Photography) and his daughter talk about making the images featured in the exhibition Jesse Burke: Wild & Precious.
1 artist : 1 object :
many ways of seeing
Engaging with art objects to illuminate our mind at work, revealing vulnerabilities and pitfalls in thinking
RISD’s ancient art collection includes a vase that demonstrates how one Greek potter perfected international marketing and became one of the most prolific artisans in ancient Athens.
Lorén Spears (Narragansett Niantic), executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, provides important context for understanding this painting from 1700 of a Native leader.
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.
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.
For Yorùbá-speaking peoples in West Africa, cloth is equated with their most precious possession, children.
Curatorial assistant A. Will Brown interviews artist Julien Prévieux about his videos What Shall We Do Next? (Sequence #2) and Patterns of Life.
Curatorial intern Anthony Stott explores the journey of the myths of Ovid—from text to visual medium—in three objects in the neoclassical galleries.
Lorén Spears discusses how a 17th-century historical account was used to assemble a painting that served 19th-century politics.
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.