From the Collection

Sustainability & the Natural World Alexandra Poterack Mariani Lefas-Tetenes Sustainability and the natural world From ancient examples to contemporary practices, the museum’s collection and exhibitions offer responses to past challenges and models for building more sustainable futures. Take Care

Reading List

Sustainability & the Natural World Mariani Lefas-Tetenes Alexandra Poterack Sustainability and the natural world These are additional resources we’ve found useful to engage in dialogue and to provide information around environmental and climate issues, impacts and actions. Issue 15 — Green | RISD Museum Publications

K-12 Virtual Visit

Thomas Cole, Landscape (Landscape with Tree Trunks), 1828 MJ Robinson Mariani Lefas-Tetenes Educators K-12 Virtual Visits Sustainability and the natural world How does a landscape painting made in 1828 by English-American artist Thomas Cole both reinforce and intervene in settler-colonial ideas about the environment and Native American people?

(Re)tracing the Silver Seaweed: A Maker's Process

Lillian Webster College How To Student Voices Studio Notes Sustainability and the natural world Artist This salad spoon and fork set, made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company ca. 1885, is named after the coastal town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Replete with intricately detailed shells, seaweed, and sea creatures—including small fish and tiny crabs—these two sea-encrusted utensils were my point of inspiration for a set of five brooches. In the following article I will describe some of the basic processes used to create my Narragansett-inspired jewelry