RISD STEAM

Discovery Through Juxtaposition


  • RISD STEAM / Discovery Through Juxtaposition (PDF)

    In this activity, students will recognize how information is revealed through the relationships and systems that underlie the natural sciences and the art world.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Stencil (katagami) / RISD STEAM

    Japanese Stencil (katagami), 19th century
    Mulberry paper (kozo); persimmon stain, thrust cut (tsukibori), chisel cut (ichimaizuki), punch cut (dogubori)
    25.4 x 40.6 cm (10 x 16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke

    Grades: 6-12
  • Iznik Dish with Floral Design / RISD STEAM

    Turkish Iznik Dish with Floral Design, around 1550-1575
    Fritware with polychrome underglaze
    Height: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman

    Grades: 6-12
  • Diamond Cove, Appledore / RISD STEAM

    Childe Hassam American, 1859-1935
    Diamond Cove, Appledore, 1907
    Graphite, pastel, and black chalk on wove paper 18.1 x 23.8 cm (7 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke

    Grades: 6-12
  • The Ferry Boat / RISD STEAM

    Salomon van Ruysdael Dutch, ca. 1602-1670
    The Ferry Boat, 1645
    Oil on canvas 97.2 x 144.2 cm (38 1/4 x 56 3/4 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund

    Grades: 6-12
  • Parrot on Pine Branch (Matsu ni inko) / RISD STEAM

    Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese, 1797-1858
    Parrot on Pine Branch (Matsu ni inko), 1840's
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 16.4 x 11.1 cm (6 7/16 x 4 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Bonito and radish (Katsuo to daikon) / RISD STEAM

    Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese, 1797-1858
    Bonito and radish (Katsuo to daikon), 1830's
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 24.9 x 11.8 cm (9 13/16 x 4 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Peonies (Botan) / RISD STEAM

    Sadahide Japanese, 1807-1878 or 1879
    Peonies (Botan), 1835
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 23.2 x 29.4 cm (9 1/8 x 11 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Owl and maple (Kaede ni mimizuku) / RISD STEAM

    Kichiz Tsutaya, publisher Japanese Keisai Eisen Japanese, 1790-1848
    Owl and maple (Kaede ni mimizuku), 1820's
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 22.7 x 17 cm (8 15/16 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Praying mantis and fly on vine, Things creeping under hand / RISD STEAM

    Shunkei Japanese, fl. ca. 1800-1820
    Praying mantis and fly on vine, Things creeping under hand 1820
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 21.1 x 28.7 cm (8 5/16 x 11 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Snail, caterpillar and insects, Things creeping under hand / RISD STEAM

    Shunkei Japanese, fl. ca. 1800-1820
    Snail, caterpillar and insects, Things creeping under hand 1820
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 21 x 28.7 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Double-Necked Vessel / RISD STEAM

    Chinese Double-Necked Vessel, 17th century
    Porcelain with underglaze blue, glaze and silver
    Height: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Susan Martin Allien

    Grades: 6-12
  • Trim fragment / RISD STEAM

    Indian Trim fragment, 19th Century
    Cotton net with metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery and beetle wing embellishment
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Albert H. Miller

    Grades: 6-12
  • Double-handed drug jar (orciuolo) with oak leaves and leaping hare / RISD STEAM

    Italian Double-handed drug jar (orciuolo) with oak leaves and leaping hare, ca. 1430-1460
    Tin-glazed earthenware
    23.5 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm (9 1/4 x 10 x 8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund

    Grades: 6-12
  • Pelican with Young / RISD STEAM

    Mary Ann Willson American, active 1818-1829
    Pelican with Young, ca. 1800-1830
    Ink and watercolor with stenciling on paper
    32.7 x 40.8 cm (12 7/8 x 16 1/16 inches)
    Jesse Metcalf Fund 44.092

    Grades: 6-12
  • The sea at Satta, Suruga Province,Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji / RISD STEAM

    Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese, 1797-1858
    The sea at Satta, Suruga Province, Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji 1858
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 33.8 x 22.2 cm (13 5/16 x 8 3/4 inches) (Mat size: D)
    Gift of Marshall H. Gould 46.293.5

    Grades: 6-12
  • Landscape with Bathers / RISD STEAM

    Attributed to Domenichino Italian, 1581-1641
    Landscape with Bathers, ca. 1600-1630
    Oil on canvas
    77.2 x 132.7 cm (30 3/8 x 52 1/4 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 55.107

    Grades: 6-12
  • Court wrapper (dodot) / RISD STEAM

    Javanese Court wrapper (dodot), 1890-1910
    Cotton, indigo; batik
    Length: 320 cm (126 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.473

    Grades: 6-12
  • Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai / RISD STEAM

    Attributed to Payag Indian, ca. 1625 - 1660
    Shah Shuja Hunting Nilgai, ca. 1650-1655
    Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
    Height: 39.4 cm (15 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 58.068

    Grades: 6-12
  • Lady's Writing Table and Chair / RISD STEAM

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer English, 1839-1921
    Lady's Writing Table and Chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095

    Grades: 6-12