Art and Design from 1900 to Now
Drawing together works on paper, costume and textiles, painting, sculpture, photography, and decorative arts and design, the installation reflects the interconnectedness of the disciplines RISD teaches and the cross pollination among art forms and media that can influence how artists work.
This presentation was developed over the past two years through partnerships between staff, students, teachers, and several of the artists whose work is on view. We started from a place of asking questions, engaging in conversations, and listening, resulting in five groups of artworks across three galleries on this floor.
We thank the artists and others who took the time to engage in conversations around particular areas. We’re grateful to the RISD Art Circle Teens, the RISD Museum Guild, and Rhode Island K–12 teachers for providing early and ongoing feedback. We look forward to continuing discussion as we introduce other works in these galleries and develop related public programs.
Art and Design from 1900 to Now is made possible by grants from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with additional support from generous individual donors.
RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.