Drop-front Secretary (Secrétaire à Abattant)
Guillaume Beneman, cabinetmaker
French, d. 1811
Drop-front Secretary (Secrétaire à Abattant), ca. 1800-1810
Mahogany and oak with brass and gilded bronze mounts and marble top
143.5 x 114.3 x 42.6 cm (56 1/2 x 45 x 16 3/4 inches)
Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 80.106
Curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interviews Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu about her film In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow (2011).
Asli Çavuşoğlu, still frame from In Diverse Estimations Little Moscow, 2011. © Asli Çavuşoğlu. Commissioned by Borusan Aş. Courtesy of NON, Istanbul.
Artist Peyton North (RISD BFA 2015, Textiles) shows us how to create stripes on a knitting machine.
Sonia Rykiel, designer
French, b. 1930
Sonia Rykiel, design label
Women’s knit ensemble, 1986
Wool, angora; machine knit
Center back length: 80 cm (31 1/2 inches) (cardigan)
Gift of Frances DaSilva 1994.078.018
For many of us, a line is the first mark we make. It is a huge developmental milestone when a young child's first scribbles are set to the page (or wall!).
American, 1929 - 2011
Oil and crayon on canvas
200.7 x 261.6 cm (79 x 103 inches)
Albert Pilavin Memorial Collection of 20th-Century
American Art 69.060
This fall the RISD Museum Lucy Truman Aldrich Porcelain Gallery reopened with its cabinets filled with engaging figures and a diverse array of tableware.
Johann Joachim Kändler, modeler
Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
Tea Jug, 1735–1737
Porcelain with enamels, glaze, and gilding
Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 37.090.2