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Graduating high-school intern India Timpani reflects on her formative experiences at the RISD Museum
RISD student Joanna Cortez shares how the RISD Museum served the Providence community during World War II. Joanna participated in the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Summer Internship Program this summer.
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.
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.
In response to questions posed by Graphic Design graduate students, designers and innovators debate the past, critique the present, and imagine the future of graphic design.
Curatorial intern Anthony Stott explores the journey of the myths of Ovid—from text to visual medium—in three objects in the neoclassical galleries.
MFA painting student Jagdeep Raina on A Myriad Marginalia, an experimental studio course exploring manuscript marginalia from medieval to contemporary in both research and practice
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.
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).
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.
By studying an abstracted female figure from 3000 BCE, what can we learn about ancient Egyptians? What can we learn about ourselves? What about abstraction provides more insight than a complete visual representation?
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?
Artist Peyton North (RISD BFA 2015, Textiles) shows us how to create stripes on a knitting machine.
Painting student Davis Lloyd recollects stumbling across an unlikely source of inspiration, and connection between ancient art and contemporary painting.
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.
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.
Over the last 2,000 years, Nesmin has been a priest, a mummy, and a museum exhibit. RISD Museum intern Jonathan Migliori discusses Nesmin’s influence in his life.