The RISD Museum collects and exhibits works of art and design representing diverse cultures across time, holding 100,000 objects, from ancient art to work by contemporary artists and designers from across the globe.
In addition to more than 25,000 works on paper, holdings include Antiquities, Asian art -- spanning 5,000 years -- and Decorative Arts, including European and American furniture, silver, metalwork, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, from the medieval period to the present.
The Painting and Sculpture collection includes works of European and American art from the 12th- through the mid-20th century. Many renowned artists are represented, including Tiepolo, Memmi, Goltzius, and Ruysdael; Poussin, Angelica Kauffmann, and Joshua Reynolds; Manet, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Rodin, Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Léger, and Kokoschka. American artists include Copley, Stuart, Cole, Homer, Chase, Heade, Cassatt, and Sargent, Bellows, Henri, Parrish, O’Keeffe.
Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions in dialogue with contemporary art practice