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Design the Night: Blueprint

April 23, 2015, 4 – 9 pm
Museum Galleries
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Imaginary spaces, fictional dimensions, and designed illusions set the stage for inspiration and innovation. Experiment with form and function throughout the galleries and especially at the opening celebration of Drawing Ambience, featuring an iconic group of drawings by some of the most prominent architects and artists of our time. Opportunities to talk with artists, designers, and performers about their techniques and imaginative spirit. Music, refreshments, and more start at 5 pm throughout the Museum galleries.

Family Happy Hour
4-6 pm, Museum Galleries
Activities just for kids and their favorite grown ups! More information here.

RISD Art Circle
5-8 pm, Chace Center Galleries
The high school students of the RISD Art Circle, the Museum’s teen council, share their perspective on Drawing Ambience.

NEW! Member Lounge
5-8:30 pm, Danforth Hall
Members enjoy special activities and refreshments. From 6-8 pm, RISD Museum members new and old have the opportunity to generate an evolving two-dimensional work of art that speaks to the individual and the collective with local artist Jori Ketten.

Tool Bar/Refreshments
5-8:30 pm, Grand Gallery

Talk: Dennis Crompton: Publishing the Architectural Association
5:30-6:15 pm, Metcalf Auditorium

Hands On Art
6-8 pm, Contemporary Gallery (Lower Farago)
With Paul Carpentier

J. P. A. Falzone & Musicians – Six Part Tensegrity
6-8 pm, Contemporary Gallery (Upper Farago)

Work in Process
6-8 pm, Museum Galleries
Join RISD students for a conversation in the galleries about the processes and techniques they use to create art and maintain a studio practice. Learn about the ways students relate to works on view to inform their own creative decisions. Featuring Matthew Bohne (RISD BArch 2015), Abigail Stoner (BArch 2015), Lucy Liu (RISD BArch 2015), Emily Yen (RISD MArch 2015), Suzy González and Michael R. León (both RISD MFA 2015, Painting) and Michael Menchaca (RISD MFA 2015, Printmaking).

Artist’s Lab: Summer Sessions
7-8:30 pm, Fain Education Gallery
With Katy Foley, (MLA, ‘09), Landscape Architect.


For more information and continuous updates, visit the Design the Night Facebook Page.