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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.
Teens take on a controversial topic through a playful intervention
For Yorùbá-speaking peoples in West Africa, cloth is equated with their most precious possession, children.
Curatorial assistant A. Will Brown interviews artist Julien Prévieux about his videos What Shall We Do Next? (Sequence #2) and Patterns of Life.
Curatorial intern Anthony Stott explores the journey of the myths of Ovid—from text to visual medium—in three objects in the neoclassical galleries.
Decorative arts curator Elizabeth Williams introduces an object that was among the most prized souvenirs available to 19th-century tourists.
1 artist: 1 object many ways of seeing
This article explores the concept of purity in criticisms of Inuit prints by briefly introducing the history of printmaking in Cape Dorset and looking at 1970s Western art historians’ expectations of Inuit art.
Curator Maureen C. O’Brien discusses American drawings and watercolors in the RISD Museum collection
Artist Mary Beth Meehan discusses work from her series Seen/Unseen
An artist’s checklist for navigating a studio practice rooted in identity, culture, and history.
Engaging with art objects to illuminate our mind at work, revealing vulnerabilities and pitfalls in thinking
RISD’s ancient art collection includes a vase that demonstrates how one Greek potter perfected international marketing and became one of the most prolific artisans in ancient Athens.
Lorén Spears (Narragansett Niantic), executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, provides important context for understanding this painting from 1700 of a Native leader.