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RISD Museum Artist Fellowship Deadline Approaches

(9.8) The deadline for applications for the RISD Museum Artist Fellowship has been extended through midnight, September 8. The RISD Museum invites local artists and designers, working in any medium, to apply for the 2018 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional-development support, and the opportunity to work closely with …

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‘Back To the Drawing Board’ Saturday RISD Museum

Materials provided. No experience necessary. Drop in. Free with admission to museum. The RISD Museum invites you to drop in on ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ this Saturday. Rejuvenate your drawing practice – or start from scratch – among like-minded peers. Artist-led prompts nurture new approaches and new connections. This month’s host: MJ Robinson. The …

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Autumn Spectacle At RISD Museum

The annual Ginkgo biloba show at the RISD Museum can be viewed free of charge from the Benefit Street side of the museum, but head inside and spend a few moments in the Radeke Memorial Garden courtyard. (Not surprisingly, the Buddha room was packed yesterday.) This magnificent ginkgo specimen has been beautifully pruned and maintained; …

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‘Projections’ Screening — RISD Museum

(3.10) The RISD Museum invites you to the first of spring’s ‘Projections’ screenings: Emily Wardill’s “When You Fall Into a Trance” traces a series of complex relationships between a neuroscientist, her patient, an aid worker, and a synchronized swimmer. (Can you even have just one synchronized swimmer?) The film’s narrative focuses on the neuroscientist, Dominique, …

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Attn. RI Artists And Designers: Free Membership To RISD Museum

Thanks to the generosity of a local donor, the RISD Museum will be renewing its invitation to Rhode Island residents: Free individual one-year membership for an adult who identifies as an artist or designer. (Thank you generous anonymous donor!) You can see stuff like this blown glass Venetian bowl, circa 1600ce, from the Decorative Arts …

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‘Design The Night’ — Down The Rabbit Hole

(9.17) The ‘Design the Night’ series at the RISD Museum features art explorations, engaging conversations with students, refreshments, music, and more. This week the theme is “Down the Rabbit Hole.” How does passing curiosity become an enduring obsession? Is there a formula to accessing inspiration? Hear from designers, writers, scientists, and makers about the stages …

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RISD Faculty Biennial

Faculty art exhibitions are by nature an eclectic and random array. After all, if the organizing principle of a show is “these people all work here,” larger themes are unlikely to emerge. I like Bill Van Siclen’s take (ProJo 2.26). And then there are exhibits like the “RISD Faculty Biennial,” a sprawling, everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink show featuring …

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Docent Day At RISD Museum

(1.3) Free admission all day — donations are always welcome. The RISD Museum celebrates the centennial anniversary of its volunteer docent program—and honors 100 years of invaluable work by docents with K-12 students—with free admission to the Museum on Saturday, January 3. In honor of the docents’ long history of exceptional service, and to benefit …

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Community MusicWorks At RISD Museum

(10.5) Join Community MusicWorks as its resident ensemble kicks off the organization’s 18th season with a chamber music concert in the Grand Gallery, featuring Haydn Quartet Opus 20, No. 5 in F minor and the exhilarating Mendelssohn Octet in E flat Major. Community MusicWorks is a nationally recognized organization that uses music education and performance …

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‘Design The Night’ At RISD Museum

(6.19) Check out the newly reopened and updated 6th floor galleries featuring Egyptian artifacts, Asian prints and ceramics — the Buddha’s back! — and the all new Costume and Textile Gallery, tonight at RISD Museum’s ‘Design the Night.’ Bill van Siclen reviewed the new galleries in the ProJo. One of the biggest beneficiaries of these …

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RISD Art Museum — Free Admission Sundays

Free admission on Sunday at the RISD Museum of Art. Check out “RISD Business: Sassy Signs and Sculptures” by Alejandro Diaz (walk in the Benefit Street side)  — runs through June 9th. Ranging from quaint stereotypes of Mexican identity to current socio-economic and art-world commentary, Alejandro Diaz’s text-based works and installations use language as a …

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