This summer mix, match, and custom-tailor your RISD Museum experience. Three engaging summer evenings offer ways to connect with art and one another. Live music, films, hands-on art-making, demonstrations by local artists and designers, lively discussions, Providence's favorite food trucks, and more-come design your night!
FREE and open to the public. Visit risdmuseum.org for up-to-the-minute additions.
Thursday, June 21, 5-9 pm
Engages with those implements and utensils, mechanisms, and machines that shape art. Join an artist in conversation about carving stone with chisels and mallets. Transform an ongoing installation. Catch Eames: The Architect and the Painter, and learn about the couple who revolutionized modern design.
Thursday,July 19, 5-9 pm
Explore the imaginative life of letters through illuminated manuscripts, carved stone tablets, typewriters, and even cell phones. Hear from a graphic designer about letter forms. Try your hand at calligraphy. Take home a typed haiku. Watch the documentary Typeface and learn how traditional typesetting techniques live on in the age of computers.
Thursday, August 16, 5-10 pm
Celebrate creative expressions of identity - from marble busts and painted portraits to haute couture. Stop by our fashion advice booth. Meet Herb & Dorothy, a modest but visionary art-collecting couple, and visit part of their vast collection. Live music keeps the festivities going past closing time.