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  • Work of the Week

    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

  • Interview with artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu

    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.

  • Work in Process / Machine Knitting

    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
    est. 1968
    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

  • Drawing Outside the Lines

    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!).

    Cy Twombly
    American, 1929 - 2011
    Untitled, 1968
    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

  • I Can Taste It Now: Savoring the New Installation in the Porcelain Gallery

    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
    German, 1706–1775
    Meissen Porcelain Manufactory
    German, 1710–present
    Tea Jug, 1735–1737
    Porcelain with enamels, glaze, and gilding
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 37.090.2

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