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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.
A rare female artist, Diana Mantuana’s engraving of Atilius Regulus in a Barrel plays an important role in the history of the practice of printmaking and its reception in Renaissance Italy.
This fall the RISD Museum Lucy Truman Aldrich Porcelain Gallery reopened with its cabinets filled with engaging figures and a diverse array of tableware. Comprising nearly 180 objects from the museum’s collection, this new installation focuses on the role that porcelain played in eighteenth-century life.
Writer and curator John Corbett gives his take on the sounds of What Nerve!
The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on significant projects at the RISD Museum. The goal of the program is to provide an overview of museum functions as well as in-depth experience in conservation, curatorial, education, marketing, or publication departments. Several interns have shared their reflections on the experience.
Safely stored away during gallery renovations, all 196 pieces of RISD’s Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier by Dale Chihuly have been expertly reinstalled.
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.
A look at the graphic-design inspiration and challenges behind Circus.
Artist and musician Niagara on Destroy All Monsters & Dark Carnival (a long story short)
Maureen C. O’Brien, curator of paintings and sculpture, explains the historical misattribution of a portrait by John Singleton Copley.
Painting student Davis Lloyd recollects stumbling across an unlikely source of inspiration, and connection between ancient art and contemporary painting.
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.
It’s impossible to know exactly what happened in prehistory, but we archaeologists have excellent tools to help us.
This fall, artist and writer Mira Schor—known for her practice of and advocacy for painting in a post-medium culture as well as for her contributions to feminist art history—spoke about “Living between Visuality, Materiality, and Language.”
Liz Glass, Getty OSCI Fellow at the Walker Art Center, gives her take on the sounds of What Nerve!
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.
How do you lay an Egyptian mummy to rest in a museum? Our curator considered a number of factors in orienting Nesmin, RISD’s Egyptian mummy, in his new case in the freshly renovated gallery, but found a strange coincidence in her final decision.