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Why is an Etruscan situla, or pail, one of the most important objects in RISD’s ancient collection? We examine its form, decoration, and context to understand its unique place in European archaeology.
Editor of publications Amy Pickworth, intern Joanna Cortez, and curatorial assistant of contemporary art A. Will Brown interview UuDam Tran Nguyen about his single channel video Waltz of The Machine Equestrians—The Machine Equestrians (2012).
The process of mold-making and casting invites creative experimentation, but follows rules of precise timing and size. Artist Marisa Marofske (RISD BFA Painting, 2014) explains the steps involved in casting objects.
Safely stored away during gallery renovations, all 196 pieces of RISD’s Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier by Dale Chihuly have been expertly reinstalled.
A jade lithophone from 18th-century China offers insight to the significant role of ritual music in ancient China—as an essential part of state rite to assert the legitimacy of reign.
Get a peek inside the studio of Maralie Armstrong (RISD MFA 2009, Digital + Media) as she creates a score inspired by the Nō robes in the RISD Museum collection.
Back Door @ the Pendleton: Shadows is a scored short film that constructs a lush unreality around Aaron Pexa’s installation for RISD Museum’s Sitings Competition.