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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 RISD Museum welcome​s​ newly naturalized U.S. citizens living in Rhode Island with​ a​ free membership program called Welcome Citizen. New members receive free unlimited admission to the RISD Museum for one year for up to two adults and all children 18 and under, invitations to programs and events, subscriptions to print and email newsletters, discounts on shopping, dining, educational programs, and RISD Continuing Education classes. New citizens can sign up for the program by stopping by the visitor services desk at the Museum and showing a copy or photo of their naturalization certificates within one year of their ceremony.

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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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