The Rhode Island School of Design Museum
and Don't Miss the Macaulay Lecture!
Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay is the first in-depth museum exhibition devoted to this prolific author and artist. Macaulay [RISD '69, Architecture] has demystified the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures. A favorite with readers of all ages, the Caldecott Medal-winning artist and MacArthur Fellow is the subject of an exhibition that takes a look at his artistic process and extensive body of work, including The New Way Things Work, Castle, Cathedral, City, Mill, Ship, and Mosque. Building Books presents a diverse range of exhibition materials, including original works of art, studies, sketchbooks, book dummies, manuscripts and correspondence, artifacts (including hand-built ship models), stuffed specimens, reference materials, travel mementos, and a video documentary about the artist, produced for the exhibition. Macaulay's books bring together the worlds of art, history, science and fantasy.
Thirty-Third Annual Gail Silver Memorial Lecture: David Macaulay
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Author/artist David Macaulay (RISD BArch 1969; former RISD faculty) presents this year's Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. His books, including The New Way Things Work, Cathedral, Ship, Rome Antics, and Mosque, have demystified the workings and origins of everything from simple gadgets to elaborate architectural structures. They have won him a gold and two silver Caldecott medals, not to mention a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2006. His soon-to-be-released book, The Way We Work, explores the human body. The lecture is free and open to all.For more information go to: http://www.risdmuseum.org/