Explore the vibrant backstories and secret lives of objects using this immersive sound experience.  


Epergne, by Gorham Silver Manufacturing

Reverberations: Gorham Silver

3rd floor | September 2019


Consider the lasting effects a company has had on the community where it grew and prospered. Listen to firsthand multi-generational accounts about the Gorham Manufacturing Company and its connections with labor, craft, and the Elmwood neighborhood, as well as Indigenous and environmental perspectives about the landscape the company occupied.


Tripod Censer with dragons

Why Is This Even Here?

6th floor | Fall 2019




Side chair

Furniture Is a Time Machine

5th floor | Coming Soon



Featured Collection Objects

RISDM 1991.126.80. Thomas Pairpoint, designer, Epergne, 1872. The Gorham Collection. Gift of Textron Inc.
RISDM 1989.110.84. Chinese, Tripod Censer, 1644-1911. Bequest of John M. Crawford, Jr.
RISDM 04.127. Attributed to Thomas Affleck, Side Chair, ca. 1760-1780. Bequest of Mr. Charles L. Pendleton.