Visual Media

  • News Release

    News Release

    RAND Artist in Residence Giorgia Lupi Portrays Opportunities, Risks from 'Internet Of Bodies'

    The latest visualization from the RAND Art + Data artist residency focuses on the Internet of Bodies. The artwork is inspired by RAND research and explores the benefits and risks of human body-centric and internet-connected technologies.

    Jul 29, 2021

  • Blog

    RAND Art + Data, 'Gray Market Care,' Supply Chains and Cyberattacks: RAND Weekly Recap

    This weekly recap focuses on RAND's new artist residency program, Art + Data; the prevalence of “gray market care” in the United States; supply chains' cyber problem; and more.

    Jun 25, 2021

  • Imaging Mental Health in America, design by Giorgia Lupi


    Imaging Mental Health in America

    To kick off our artist residency program, RAND Art + Data, information designer Giorgia Lupi created a visualization inspired by RAND research on reforming the U.S. mental health system. The piece illustrates key numbers and forces animating the discussion about mental health care today.

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Artistic, abstract representation of data


    RAND Art + Data: Artist Residency Program

    Through RAND Art + Data, four artists will use RAND research as their inspiration for visual storytelling. The result: a novel form of data expression that challenges us to think differently about policy analysis.

    Jun 24, 2021

  • News Release

    News Release

    RAND Launches Art + Data Residency Program with Guest Curator Debbie Millman

    The RAND Corporation is launching the RAND Art + Data Residency, its newest artist-in-residency program focused on merging the worlds of art and data to help us better understand public policy issues.

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Portrait of Giorgia Lupi


    Giorgia Lupi: RAND Artist in Residence

    Giorgia Lupi is the inaugural artist-in-residence of RAND Art + Data. She is an information designer and partner at the international design consultancy Pentagram. In her work, Lupi focuses on designing engaging visual narratives that reconnect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Report


    Arts-based approaches to public engagement with research: Lessons from a rapid review

    This report shares findings from a rapid review of the evidence on the use and effectiveness of arts-based approaches for public engagement with research.

    Jan 11, 2021

  • Damaged artifacts inside the museum of the historic city of Palmyra, Syria, March 27, 2016, photo by SANA/Reuters


    We're Just Beginning to Grasp the Toll of the Islamic State's Archaeological Looting in Syria

    During the Islamic State's rise, looted artifacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group. But no one had identified the value, using empirical data and systematic calculations, of the artifacts that were known to exist in Syria's archaeological sites. Until now.

    May 15, 2019

  • Portraits of Victor Clothing Company Employees (c. 1979-1981) by John Valadez


    Why the Walls of RAND Are Filled with Contemporary Art

    RAND's art collection is part of a culture that, not dissimilar to the art world, fosters creativity, inquisitiveness, and thinking outside the box.

    Aug 3, 2017

  • Dissertation


    Considering Cultural Integration in the United States: Empirical Essays on Immigrants' Arts Participation

    Explores arts participation as a means of broader civic and social engagement facilitating immigrants' integration into the United States.

    Sep 21, 2016

  • Commercial Book

    Commercial Book

    Cultural Security: Evaluating the Power of Culture in International Affairs

    This book will take readers through the concepts and issues surrounding cultural property, cultural currency and cultural power, leaving readers with invaluable insights on the political economy of cultural property.

    Dec 31, 2014

  • Vermeer, The Concert, 1658-1660. Oil on canvas


    Erik Nemeth Appears on History Channel's 'America's Book of Secrets: Lost Treasures'

    In an episode of the History Channel's “America's Book of Secrets,” Erik Nemeth discusses the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist of 1990 and the broader implications of art crime for national security.

    Jul 15, 2013

  • boy watching a graffiti artist in Cairo


    Artists and the Arab Uprisings

    Artists can play a positive role in shaping public debate and supporting democratic transition in the Middle East. This report explores challenges to artists after the Arab uprisings and how governments and nongovernmental actors can support them.

    May 28, 2013

  • people bidding at an auction


    A Gap in Cultural Intelligence

    High-end collectors and cultural-heritage abusers alike would benefit from a boost in cultural intelligence, or “CQ,” to grasp the interrelation of art, culture, economic development, and human rights, writes Erik Nemeth.

    Feb 26, 2013

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Alternative Power: Political Economy of Cultural Property

    the politics of cultural property and economics of the art market indicate a complement to hard and soft power in foreign relations.

    Feb 1, 2013

  • Michael Sheen, Howard Gordon, and David Nevins at RAND's Politics Aside event


    How Hollywood Affects Global Policy

    A panel of Hollywood heavyweights at RAND's Politics Aside event discusses the international influence of American entertainment programming and delves into how popular films can shape the public perception of historic events.

    Nov 27, 2012

  • Mona Lisa


    Assessing Policies to Curtail the Illegal Trade in Cultural Property

    Despite a range of legislative and policy interventions, the trade in illicit art and antiquities continues to flourish, resulting in damage to the arts, scholarship, and heritage. RAND Europe explored new ways of curtailing the illegal trade in cultural property.

    Mar 29, 2011

  • Visitors look at a painting by Saudi artist Hana Hajar in Riyadh, October 5, 2009, as part of celebrations to mark Jerusalem's tenure as the Arab League's "Capital of Arab Culture" for 2009


    Fighting Terror the Cold War Way

    With much talk about how to “win hearts and minds” in the Muslim world, it's surprising that few are looking back to a global contest of ideas that the U.S. and its allies categorically won: the Cold War, write Todd C. Helmus and Dalia Dassa Kaye.

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Politicized art in Egypt's Tahrir Square on February 9, 2011


    Barriers to the Broad Dissemination of Creative Works in the Arab World

    Many analysts have examined the media that violent extremists use to communicate their core messages. Far less research, however, has been devoted to the growing body of creative works produced by Arab authors and artists that counter the intellectual and ideological underpinnings of violent extremism.

    Sep 4, 2009

  • Brochure


    Arts Brochure

    This downloadable brochure features RAND research on the arts, with links to each of the publications on the RAND web site.

    May 7, 2009

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