Updates from the Museum of Art

Diversity Fellows! Training Day, 03/11 and 03/12

TRAINING DAY is a live art diversity workshop, exploring the languages and performances of diversity and multiculturalism in American institutional spaces. TRAINING DAY replicates and deconstructs diversity discourse through participatory attempts at transformation. The three hour diversity workshop is led, in part, by diversity counselor clowns who reference different institutional modes of performing diversity, multiculturalism, […]

RISD Museum and Sheridan Center Fall Workshops

Unframed Objects: A Sheridan-RISD Museum Workshop Series This Sheridan Center-RISD Museum collaborative workshop series invites instructors to explore object-based teaching and learning opportunities at Brown and beyond. Participants will learn how to access and teach with a wide range of objects in their courses, from photographs to natural history specimens to textiles. Sessions will be held at the […]

Call for Participation: Dementia Lab

Call for participation: Dementia Lab: the Role of Design Essen Folkwang Germany + LUCA Belgium Essen, Germany 14th and 15th September, 2016 Design educators of all disciplines, design researchers and designers are invited to attend this two-day event on designing together with people with dementia. Design in all of its forms, from graphic and product […]

‘Questioning Aesthetics’ Public Symposium (11/12th March 2016)

RISD, in conjunction with the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation, is hosting a public symposium, ‘Questioning Aesthetics’ on March 11th and 12th, 2016. Events will be held in the Old Library and Chace Center. The symposium, part of an ongoing national and (in the future) international series, is an opportunity for the RISD community to come together […]

‘Jesse Burke: Wild & Precious’ opens at RISD Museum

“Jesse Burke: Wild & Precious” opens at the RISD Museum on Thursday evening, January 21, 2016. The exhibition is on view through September 25. Encompassing landscape, portraiture and still-life photography, “Wild & Precious” presents photographs Jesse Burke (RISD MFA 2005, Photography; Critic, Photography) made over the past five years while traveling across the United States and […]

A Museum message: to faculty

Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! This past fall, the faculty mined the Museum’s collection in some uniquely inspiring ways. Sheida Soleimani used lithographs by Robert Pruitt as motivation for the creation of propaganda posters by her RISD Foundations students. Ron Pearl’s Motion Design students experimented with ideas of affective and (literally) moving graphic design using […]

Deadline extended for the Mellon Faculty Fellowship

The deadline has been extended to December 1, 2015 for the Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Prints, Drawings & Photographs department at the RISD Museum. Full- and part-time faculty members with a demonstrated interest in teaching and learning with objects are eligible to apply. Mellon Faculty Fellows are released from teaching one course per year […]

Opening reception for ‘Martin Boyce: When Now is Night’

Celebrate the opening of “Martin Boyce: When Now is Night,” the acclaimed Scottish artist’s first solo exhibition at an American museum. Enjoy refreshments and music, have a chance to meet the artist and be among the first to view the show. Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6-7:30 pm, Chace Center, RISD Museum. Free, all welcome! Event […]

In Conversation: Martin Boyce and Russell Ferguson

The RISD Museum presents artist Martin Boyce in conversation with curator and art historian Russell Ferguson, on the occasion of Boyce’s first solo exhibition at an American museum, “Martin Boyce: When Now is Night.” Thursday, October 1, 5:30-6:15 pm Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD Museum. Free. Space limited, registration required at risdmuseum.org/calendar Ferguson is a […]