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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…
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.