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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…
Community MusicWorks commissioned composer and vocalist Ken Ueno to write Four Contemplations for the restoration and rededication of RISD Museum’s Dainichi Buddha.
Inspired by the European galleries, graphic designer Kelly Walters explores 19th-century notions of exoticism and beauty through the creation of a folded broadsheet poster.
Composer Shawn Greenlee’s experimental sound work Substitutions is inspired by the Chinese lithophone in the RISD Museum’s Asian art collection
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu about her film In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow (2011).
Graphic design students and professionals offer their visions of “Graphic Design Next.”
What are the essential questions museums need to ask themselves to understand the future of art?
In the fall of 2014, RISD art history students curated an exhibition comparing Tokaido Road views by artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). That exhibition is now on view in the Museum.
Professor Jan Baker encouraged her letterpress class to become inspired by the Circus exhibition at the RISD Museum.
In this series, RISD Museum curator Dominic Molon considers the importance and setting of the studio, and calls on Rhode Island artists.
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews artist Kudzanai Chiurai about his film Iyeza
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews artist Steffani Jemison about her film Maniac Chase (2009), Escaped Lunatic (2010–2011) and Personal (2014)
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.
Editor of publications Amy Pickworth, intern Joanna Cortez, and curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interview UuDam Tran Nguyen about his single channel video Waltz of The Machine Equestrians—The Machine Equestrians (2012).