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Intro

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

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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.

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Tripod Censer with dragons

Why Is This Even Here?

6th floor | Fall 2019

 

 

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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.