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RISD Museum: Gorham Silver Exhibition Opening

May 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Be among the first to experience the special exhibition, Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970. View the exhibition, enjoy wine from Bottles Fine Wine, and light snacks.



Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970 casts new light on the legacy of this distinctive company, established in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island. Home to the largest collection of Gorham, the RISD Museum presents exceptional silver and mixed-metal wares, reflecting the industry, artistry, innovation, and technology of the manufactory for 120 years. Adeptly coupling art and industry, Gorham boldly rose from a small firm to become the largest silver company in the world, putting uniquely American design on the international stage. Creating everything from commissioned presentation pieces to show-stoppers for the dining room, Gorham responded to the era’s desire to celebrate, feast, socialize, honor, and simply enjoy the everyday in style. Accompanied by a major publication (Rizzoli) with stunning new imagery and recent research, the exhibition will travel to the Cincinnati Art Museum and The Mint Museum.

This exhibition is part of Year of the City: www.yearofthecity.com.


May 3, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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RISD Museum
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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