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  • New Acquistions

    Maria Magdalena (women's tunic)

    Cristina Sirbu
    Romanian, b. 1984
    Maria Magdalena (women’s tunic), 2014
    Single bed machine knit; silk and synthetic organza knit woven into plain knit, unraveled by hand; laser-cut pleather trim
    Center back length: 29 cm (11 7/16 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 2014.88.1

  • Objects by Architects

    Architects have been recognized as key figures in furniture design since the late 19th century, although they've certainly been designing furniture for far longer. But what compels them to do so?

    Zaha Hadid, Tea and Coffee Service, 1997. Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund

  • Raid the Database 1 with Natalja Kent

    Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown on Raid the Database 1 with Natalja Kent

  • Memories, Nostalgia, and Moving Forward

    Graduating high-school intern India Timpani reflects on her formative experiences at the RISD Museum

  • Manual issue three: Circus, now available online

    The third issue of Manual turns a spotlight on the circus. "How can a circus be held in print?" you may ask. Indeed, prepare to be astounded.

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