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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.
A look at the graphic-design inspiration and challenges behind Circus.
Setting up a group of objects for a photograph is not the same as setting the table. Museum photographer Erik Gould explains why.
RISD Museum object photography generally follows typical museum practice: a straightforward approach to framing and lighting with great concern for color fidelity. For Artist/Rebel/Dandy, the curators suggested that we go in a different direction.
What are the essential questions museums need to ask themselves to understand the future of art?
Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows is a scored short film that constructs a lush unreality around Aaron Pexa’s installation for RISD Museum’s Sitings Competition.
Designing furniture for the installation “School House Long House” in the exhibition “Locally Made”, designer Simcha Davis looked to Shaker craftsmanship to match the spirit of the space. Download her design.
A time lapse view of the installation of the RISD Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion.
As the RISD Museum hosts the final stop on the tour of Graphic Design: Now in Production, an exhibition that began at the Walker in 2011, we’re starting a series that updates the show by checking in with some of the designers featured in it, to see the work they have been doing since 2010.
Artist Anya Ventura explains the context behind an audio tour and printed guide that she and Anther Kiley created illustrating episodes from the lives of seven objects from the Museum’s galleries. Their 2012 work “Fragments” was one of the winning projects in the RISD Museum’s annual Sitings competition for site-specific installations by RISD degree candidates.
In the flood of digital-ness that comprises our daily experience, it can be easy to forget that most of what all of our complex devices are doing is simply counting. It’s no coincidence that the word digital comes from digits, our fingers, that most elementary of counting machines.