2017 Artist Fellow Walker Mettling delves into the history and context of a previously overlooked textile with colonial origins.
The discovery of these treasures resembles that of a valuable manuscript. They are a new “Codex Africanus,” not written on fragile papyrus, but in ivory and imperishable brass.
A summer intern explores the context of ceremonial objects significant to RISD’s past and present.
A study of the elements that pull and push a visitor through the museum’s 3rd and 4th floor spaces
Writings based on a series of vernacular photos
A summer intern creates an article of clothing inspired by the meticulous logistics of collections care.
A summer intern peeks into the Museum’s hidden corners and examines its architectural quirks.
A summer intern works with local artists to create an experimental audio project to be experienced in the galleries.
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.