Updates from the Museum of Art

Brewer Presents at in Florence, Italy

Laurie Brewer (Associate Curator, RISD Museum) will present her paper, Sample: Inspiration in Museum Collections, at the forthcoming Costume Colloquium V, 14-18 November, 2018, held in Florence, Italy. The conference will examine archives, masterpieces, collections sample books, work records and the documentation of textiles and fashion production (historic and contemporary). Brewer will focus on the Ziskind sample […]

Brewer Invited to 2018 CSA Scholars’ Roundtable

Laurie Brewer (Associate Curator, Apparel Design) was recently invited to participate in the Costume Society of America (CSA) Scholars’ Roundtable, which recognizes those who exemplify high standards in costume scholarship and charges them with leading a National Symposium event that stimulates consideration and discussion of an issue pertaining to costume scholarship. The Scholars’ Roundtable was […]

Hilton Als at the RISD Museum 10/26

Pulitzer Prize winning writer and cultural critic Hilton Als, chief theater critic for The New Yorker, presents the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. Hilton Als began contributing to The New Yorker in 1989. He became a staff writer in 1994, theater critic in 2002, and lead theater critic in 2012. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff […]

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 […]