The Life of Wallpapers
This exhibition offers new insights into the design, printing, and use of French wallpapers, borders, fragments, and design drawings. These rare samples are drawn from a remarkable collection of French wallpaper that was assembled by French artist Charles Huard (1874–1965) and his wife, American writer Frances Wilson Huard (1885–1969), now in the care of the RISD Museum. More than 100 examples reveal the creative process and extraordinary technical skills involved in producing French wallpaper in the 18th and 19th centuries, presenting an invaluable design resource for artists today.
Curated by Emily Banas, associate curator of decorative arts and design
RISD Museum is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with the generous partnership of the Rhode Island School of Design, its Board of Trustees, and Museum Governors.