Enjoy a VIP Day at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Jubilee of The Winter Show! Your group will enjoy early entry to the fair, a tour of highlights led by one of our prestigious exhibitors, and a catered lunch in the historic Board of Officers Room, designed by Herter Brothers. Following lunch, your group is free to explore the Show and visit the 2019 Loan Exhibition, Collecting Nantucket / Connecting the World. To reserve your spot today, please contact Helen Kippax. Space is limited.
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. RISD Museum's upcoming exhibition, 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 Gorham and Designing Brilliance is the first Gorham exhibition in nearly three decades.
Please RSVP to attend this exclusive exhibition preview and panel discussion moderated by Elizabeth A. Williams, David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, RISD Museum, with Spencer Marks and Andrew Freedman.