2017 Artist Fellow Walker Mettling delves into the history and context of a previously overlooked textile with colonial origins.
A summer intern explores the context of ceremonial objects significant to RISD’s past and present.
Object Lessons is an ongoing video series on the RISD Museum website that focuses on works in the collection and offers new perspectives.
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?
In earlier decades, retouching (or “inpainting”) using reversible painting materials would have been employed where compositional elements were missing.
From her high pedestal in the gallery, she looks down at us. We gaze up, noting her broad forehead, large eyes set below thin eyebrows, bow-shaped lips, square jaw, dimpled chin.
Agrippina the Younger watches as men of the emperor move nearer and nearer to her. They carry weapons. Having survived one attempt on her life, she knows that she will not survive another.
Out of Line is an open studio space that corresponded to the exhibition Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now From the British Museum.
Examining and documenting four Fayum portraits as part of a larger study directed by the J. Paul Getty Museum
This was the introduction to Out of Line, an open studio space for RISD Museum visitors during the run of the exhibition Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now From the British Museum (October 6, 2017–January 7, 2018).