Category: ARTful Family | RISD Museum

Design the Night at The RISD Museum of Art has something for the whole family.

Design the Night at The RISD Museum of Art has something for the whole family.

[ 0 ] June 20, 2012 |

Providence is a great place for art and families. The RISD Museum of Art will be open throughout the summer season six days a week and until 9 pm Thursday evenings. This summer also marks the first since 2008 that the Museum is open in August.

The centerpiece of the Museum’s summer programming is Design the Night, a free series of events offered each third Thursday in June, July and August, with activities both in the Museum and outside. Live music, films (offered in partnership with Cable Car Cinema), hands-on art making, demonstrations by local artists and designers, and lively discussions highlight engaging themes such as Tools (June 21), Text (July 19), and Trends (August 16). Local gourmet food trucks — including Chez Pascal’s Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile, Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ, and Sugarush Truck — offer tantalizing walk-up treats in the Chace Center plaza, where live bands provide a little night music.

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The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

[ 0 ] April 26, 2011 |

Sharpen your pencils, the Big Draw is back! The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design hosts the second-annual Big Draw Providence, inviting visitors to join us in a broad range of free hands-on workshops, events, and activities on the Chace Plaza at 20 North Street and throughout the Museum on Saturday, April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Cultivating Curiosity

Cultivating Curiosity

[ 1 ] April 14, 2011 |

Having recently returned from the National Art Education Association Conference in Seattle, I have creativity and curiosity on my mind. The week-long conference left me with inspiration and new ideas in the world of art education, with everything from new thinking on design education to drawing practices and new research in neuroscience. One presenter, a professor from […]

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Coins, Chaos and Creativity

Coins, Chaos and Creativity

[ 0 ] January 24, 2011 |

The Artful Family. With the recent debut of the “Young Explorer’s Guide to the Greek and Roman collections” for the newly reinstalled galleries at the RISD Museum, I have been thinking a lot of about coins. Our explorer’s guide offers a close look at one coin in particular, which features the goddess Athena and helps […]

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The Artful Family: Drawing Outside the Lines

The Artful Family: Drawing Outside the Lines

[ 1 ] September 15, 2010 |

By Aja Blanc Associate Educator for Family + Youth programs at the RISD Museum of Art My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake… to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt. – Cy Twombly Cy Twombly, American, b. 1929. […]

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The Artful Family: The Joy of Looking

The Artful Family: The Joy of Looking

[ 0 ] July 27, 2010 |

By Aja Blanc Associate Educator for Family + Youth programs at the RISD Museum of Art We are concerned with possibility, with opening windows on alternative realities, with moving through doorways into spaces some of us have never seen before. – Maxine Greene In her book Variations on a Blue Guitar, renowned education scholar Maxine […]

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