Updates from the Museum of Art

The Gail Silver Memorial Lecture: Theaster Gates

October 14, 2015, 6:15–8 pm RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street The RISD Museum is pleased to present artist and innovator Theaster Gates, speaker for the 2015 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. Gates combines strategies of urban planning, object making, and performance. He is internationally recognized for his work on the South Side of Chicago, and is […]

Peters published in Print Quarterly

Emily Peters (Associate Curator, RISD Museum) has published the article, “Processional Print Series in Antwerp during the Dutch Revolt” in the September issue of Print Quarterly. The article explores the relationship between printmakers, prints, processions, and political culture in the Netherlands in the late 16th century.  

STEAM lessons for Pre-K–12 educators

K–12 teachers now have free online access to object-based lesson plans inspired by collections at the RISD Museum and Nature Lab Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) has partnered with PBS LearningMedia, a media-on-demand digital service that provides Pre-K–12 educators free access to more than 100,000 classroom-ready digital resources, to offer new STEAM lessons via its online […]

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia is a public art and urban research project taking place at City Hall in Spring 2015. Through a series of art installations, public events, and community-sourced maps, the project asks a central guiding question: What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? We will begin to […]

‘Drawing Ambience’ opens at RISD Museum

The RISD Museum presents Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, co-curated by Jan Howard, Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the RISD Museum, and Igor Marjanović, Associate Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University. Drawing Ambience, which […]

Uncreative Practices: A Cross-Divisional RISD Symposium

RISD Museum Metcalf Auditorium March 11, 2015, 2-4.30pm Conversations have been building across RISD around Kenneth Goldsmith’s ideas of uncreativity (Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, Columbia University Press 2011), and the relevance of process and systems-based generative methodologies (as opposed to notions of inspired and intuitive genius) to current practices in art and […]

Museum Viewing Day

RISD Museum Director John W. Smith and the Museum’s curators invite visitors to view a new group of gifts and purchases for the collection on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Danforth Hall, RISD Museum, 10 am-3 pm. Objects include new watercolors by RISD alumna Kara Walker (MFA 1994, Painting/Printmaking), a contemporary painting by Scottish artist Peter […]

Artist and writer Mira Schor at the RISD Museum

Mira Schor, “Living Between Visuality, Materiality, and Language” Thursday, October 16, 6:30-8:00 RISD Museum, Danforth Room Artist and writer Mira Schor is the author of the blog A Year of Positive Thinking and the essay collections WET: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture and A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life. Her paintings and writings combine political, […]

“It, Me, You, Us” lecture/workshop series

It, Me, You, Us: Close Encounters with Interpretation A series of lectures and workshops exploring varied ways of writing about and engaging with art, with an emphasis on the sensory, the subjective, and the shared. Co-programmed and co-sponsored by the RISD Museum, the RISD Writing Center, Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, the Mapping […]

Fall programs at the RISD Museum

Dear Colleagues, It is a pleasure to welcome you back to the start of the academic year. The fall semester at the Museum offers exhibitions and programs that may interest you and your students. Opening on September 19, What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art 1960 to the Present provides an alternative history of contemporary […]