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Arlene Shechet discusses the production of works for and the installation design of Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast with the exhibition’s curator, Judith Tannenbaum.
Anya Ventura visits the studio of Rhode Island stone carver Tracy Mahaffey.
Collaborative reflections on the making and meaning of absences and erasures.
Garcia Sinclair and Nafis White (both RISD BFA 2015, Sculpture) reflect on the tortuous journey of the LGBTQ movement epitomized in their winning Sitings 2013 installation “Waiting for Godot” and on the equally tortuous process they used to create the steel sculpture.
Designing furniture for the installation “School House Long House” in the exhibition “Locally Made”, designer Simcha Davis looked to Shaker craftsmanship to match the spirit of the space. Download her design.
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 “The Election Gloves”, a work created by Cranston artist Jessica Deane Rosner.
Architect James Stanton-Abbott explains his process for creating a computer-rendered reconstruction of a room in an ancient Roman villa near Pompeii, using images of wall-painting fragments in the RISD Museum and the MFA, Boston.
This past summer, with a focus on design thinking, the students were asked What is useful? as a starting point for their group design.
Inspired by Joachim Antonisz Wtewael’s “The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis,” Josephine Devanbu (RISD/Brown 2015) uses the painting’s shapes and density in her newest work.
Exploring the process and context behind “Shake Some Action”, a work created by Pawtucket artist Lynne Harlow.
Exploring the process and context behind “Cross Section #30”, a work created by Pawtucket artist and RISD faculty member Jonathan Bonner.
Exploring the process and context behind “I’m the Sweetest Teddy Bear”, a work created by North Scituate artist Entang Wiharso.
Exploring the process and context behind the series “Self Portrait as …”, works created by Newport artist Sue McNally.
Exploring the process and context behind “Cold Moon X”, a work created by Jamestown artist Georgia Marsh.
Exploring the process and context behind “Providence”, a work created by Warren artist William Schaff.
Exploring the process and context behind “School House Long House”, a new work created by Providence/Newport artists Jed Hancock-Brainerd, Rebecca Noon, and Jeremy Radtke.
Luca Cambiaso used iron gall ink and a quill pen to create this drawing in about 1570. RISD professor Andrew Raftery walks us through the making of iron gall ink and a quill pen, and explains how he copied Cambiaso’s drawing.
Exploring the process and context behind “Geku”, a work created by Pawtucket artist Brian Shure.
Exploring the process and context behind “Bromance”, a new work created by Providence artist J.R. Uretsky.
LeWitt likened his instructions to musical scores, which are realized in a new way every time they’re played, and it’s possible for LeWitt’s wall drawings to take slightly different forms, depending on how his directions are implemented.
The woman in Frank W. Benson’s Lady Trying on a Hat has always been a character who caught my eye during visits to the Museum. From her averted gaze to the contrast between her white dress and the black hat, she is poised to play the lead role on the stage that Benson created.