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Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design

4/22/2020

Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850–1970 , special exhibition , RISD , decorative art and design

This special exhibition explores the radiant achievements of an American firm, the Gorham Manufacturing Company.

Piecing Together an Umbrella Stand by M. Louise McLaughlin– Part I

by Lea C. Lane, Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts & Design

7/30/2019

behind the scenes , decorative art and design , curatorial blog , umbrella stand

A recently discovered notebook with a third of its contents missing and a ceramic umbrella stand held together with wire—these aren’t exactly the objects that immediately elicit a response of “that belongs in a museum!”

Behind the Scenes in Curatorial: Movie Stars in the Collection

by Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design

5/10/2019

behind the scenes , curatorial blog , art deco , decorative art and design

Recently, while working on a forthcoming project with ties to art deco and film, I was sifting through film stills from the late 1920s and early 30s.