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We … find ourselves in a historical moment that makes our interconnectedness both more visible and more complex.
Daily prompts, demonstrations, collaborations, and other creative experiments offer hands-on drawing opportunities. Try a drawing prompt inspired by artists from the past and present.
An artist’s checklist for navigating a studio practice rooted in identity, culture, and history.
Curator of painting and sculpture Maureen O’Brien discusses the limited options available to female painters, like Berthe Morisot, at the time she was painting Child in a Red Apron.
RISD printmaking professor Andrew Raftery shows his process for making ceramic decals
Curator Laurie Brewer investigates a Dutch/Flemish portrait from the mid-15th to16th century. Learn about how flax and wool were manufactured and dyed, and the information textiles give us about the woman in the portrait.
Decorative arts curator Elizabeth Williams introduces an object that was among the most prized souvenirs available to 19th-century tourists.
Teens take on a controversial topic through a playful intervention
Entr’acte, a visual and sound intervention by Mary Yang (RISD MFA 2017, Graphic Design), was an open rehearsal and performance exploring narrative soundscapes.
Raid the Database with Heather Leigh McPherson is the third installment in an ongoing project in which artists bring new curatorial perspectives to the museum’s extensive collections.
Decorative arts curator Emily Banas explores the history and inner-workings of this technically complex piece of furniture, which is hiding more than meets the eye.
Gorham silver cleaning project leads to unexpected student collaboration and learning.
Nancy Prophet fellow Amber Lopez interviews artist Ariel Jackson her video The Origin of the Blues
1 artist: 1 object many ways of seeing
Transmutation, an augmented-reality work by RISD professors Markus Berger and Michael Grugl, interprets and contextualizes the cover image for Manual Issue 7.