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Tuesday, May 14 • 8:00am - 3:00pm
Designing Brilliance – The Gorham Silver Exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design TICKETED

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Join us for this behind the scenes view of the Gorham Silver Exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Commissioned to create everything from public presentation pieces to one-of-a-kind showstoppers for use in the private dining rooms of America, Gorham put uniquely American design on the world stage. Silver and mixed-metal wares produced from 1850 to 1970 by Gorham reflected the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of its time for more than 150 years in America. Designing Brilliance will cast new light on the legacy of this distinctive company, first established in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island. The RISD Museum owns the largest collection of objects by this silver maker and Designing Brilliance is the first Gorham exhibition in nearly three decades.

Enjoy a private tour of the exhibition with Elizabeth Williams, Curator of Art + Design, RISD Museum followed by a presentation on the conservation work that went into exhibition RISD conservation staff. Enjoy roughly 2 hours of free time to view the museum collections, shop, etc.