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  • New Acquistions


    Maison Martin Margiela, design house
    Vest, 1993
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic trim
    Center back length: 78.7 cm (31 inches)
    Gift of Iain Wong 2014.58

  • Out of the Emergency Department into the RISD Museum

    How a project designed to enhance pain management was born and made possible by the collaboration between RISD Museum and the Brown Emergency Medicine Residency.

    Helen Frankenthaler, Holocaust, 1955. The Albert Pilavin Memorial Collection of 20th-Century American Art

  • At the Circus with RISD Graphic Design Students

    Professor Jan Baker encouraged her letterpress class to become inspired by the Circus exhibition at the RISD Museum.

  • Under the Big Top / John Steuart Curry's Vision of the Circus

    John Steuart Curry's images of the circus provide us with an insider's look at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1930s.

    John Steuart Curry, Tamara Codona on the Trapeze (Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus), 1932. Museum purchase: Gift of Mr. Houghton P. Metcalf, Jr. and the Jesse Metcalf Fund

  • Decoding the Hallstatt Diadem

    It's impossible to know exactly what happened in prehistory, but we archaeologists have excellent tools to help us.

    European, Hallstatt, Diadem, ca. 1100 BCE. Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund

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