Rhode Island School of Design Museum to Open Renovated Galleries


PROVIDENCE, RI.- On September 24, The RISD Museum will reveal its latest major renovation and reinstallation: the ancient, medieval, and early Renaissance galleries. These spaces, located in the 1926 Radeke Building, have been fully restored to their original architectural grandeur, and the collections on display in them—some of the Museum’s most important holdings—have been reinterpreted in fresh and compelling new ways. The galleries have been closed since last year. “These are among the most beautiful and highly articulated architectural spaces in The RISD Museum,” says interim director Ann Woolsey, “and we are very pleased to return them to their former glory and to reinstall them with treasures from our permanent collections.” The renovation and reinstallation of the ancient, medieval, and early Renaissance galleries were supported by the generosity of a number of donors, including Boa