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Dorner Prize

The RISD Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dorner Prize,​ ​a juried competition for Rhode Island School of Design degree candidates​ ​now on view through June 3. Draft Catalog, a publication and installation by Raina Wellman, Theia Flynn, and Eliza Chen, is presented in the Chace Lobby, while Kolam–Mysticism in Geometry, a work by Ramkumar Rajendran and Vishnu Vijithatma Uppalapati, is on view at the entrance to the Asian art galleries on the ​M​useum's sixth floor.

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Free membership for newly naturalized RI citizens

The Museum announced a program to welcome newly naturalized U.S. citizens living in RI with ​a ​free one-year​ membership​. New citizens can sign up at​​ the visitor services desk ​by showing a copy of their naturalization certificate. ​

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Soft as a Lambs Ear: Portrait of a Woman Wearing Wool

Curator Laurie Brewer investigates a Dutch/Flemish portrait from the mid-15th to 16th century.

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Pledges of Allegiance

A nationwide art project organized by the New York–based public arts nonprofit Creative Time.
On view September 13, 2017–July 31, 2018.

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More than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offer their perspectives on objects

Artist Programs

Explore how art and design can provoke fresh ideas and stimulate creativity

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Double Take

Two specialists offer their views on a single object.

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Publications `
Manual: Out of Line

This issue of Manual—themed Out of Line—is a collection about the way that lines disrupt, point outward. In poetry, the attention to detail one takes in crafting a line is all about making the line disappear, making something it holds to take front stage. . . . The space between the lines creating the image . . . the space around that argues for the importance of all that the lines hold. Out of line—or you got me fucked up, as someone might have said in my youth. A way to say, the thing you think you know, ain't right. The thing said, done, imagined: a crossed line. These lines we draw are all about history. —Reginald Dwayne Betts, from the introduction to Issue 9: Out of Line

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