Our Mission and History:
The RISD Museum acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of art and design representing diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Distinguished by its relationship to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Museum educates and inspires artists, designers, students, scholars, and the general public through exhibitions, programs, and publications.
The development of the Rhode Island School of Design and the RISD Museum is tied to Rhode Island's emergence after the Civil War as the most heavily industrialized state in the Union, and to the growing desire for better design in manufacturing. With the region's prosperity based on the production of silverware, jewelry, machine tools, steam engines, files, screws, and textiles, leading manufacturers and civic leaders felt the need for industrial-arts education and exposure to examples of fine art.
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 9:30am
Center for Women and Enterprise
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:30am
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
State House (Library-2nd floor)
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