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Inspired by the Gorham Narragansett salad serving set, curatorial intern Lillian E. Webster shares the process of creating her own richly ornate, sea-encrusted jewelry
A museum is a setting in which our desire to see is at its most heightened state. But are you actually seeing or merely looking at what has been presented to you? You see, looking is not quite the same as seeing…
Curatorial intern Anthony Stott explores the journey of the myths of Ovid—from text to visual medium—in three objects in the neoclassical galleries.
Innovative handmade, woven, knit, and computer-generated textile designs by the newest generation of RISD designers offer testimony to the creativity sparked by even the smallest details of traditional craftsmanship, and speak to a long tradition of fruitful exchanges between the Museum and the School.
RISD printmaking professor Andrew Raftery shows his process for making ceramic decals
A student-run workshop generates quirky and creative digital animations.
Engaging with art objects to illuminate our mind at work, revealing vulnerabilities and pitfalls in thinking
RISD’s ancient art collection includes a vase that demonstrates how one Greek potter perfected international marketing and became one of the most prolific artisans in ancient Athens.
Artist Nafis White on her project Raid the Database 2
Inspired by the European galleries, graphic designer Kelly Walters explores 19th-century notions of exoticism and beauty through the creation of a folded broadsheet poster.
Transmutation, an augmented-reality work by RISD professors Markus Berger and Michael Grugl, interprets and contextualizes the cover image for Manual Issue 7.
This article explores the concept of purity in criticisms of Inuit prints by briefly introducing the history of printmaking in Cape Dorset and looking at 1970s Western art historians’ expectations of Inuit art.
Summer intern Erin Hein reflects on her experience restoring a frame, possibly from the 19th century, for a John La Farge drawing after Gericault.
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?