RISD Museum Director John Smith’s picks for can’t-miss artwork
Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1954. Museum purchase in honor of Daniel Robbins: The Chace Fund, The Collectors’ Acquisition Fund, Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund, Mary B. Jackson Fund, Walter H. Kimball Fund, Jesse Metcalf Fund, Museum Gift Fund, and gifts of Mrs. George Harding, Mrs. Lewis Madeira, Mrs. Malcolm Farmer, Mrs. Frank Mauran, George H. Waterman III, Mrs. Murray S. Danforth, Mrs. Rus- sell Field, Mrs. Albert Pilavin, Mr. and Mrs. Bayard Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neuberger, Mrs. Lee Day Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haffenreffer, and Richard Brown Baker. On view in the RISD Museum’s 20th-Century Galleries.
Richard Ernst Artschwager, Chair/Table, 1980. Museum purchase with funds from the bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson, by exchange, and Exclamation Point, 1980. Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund and Walter H. Kimball Fund. On view in the RISD Museum’s 20th-Century Galleries.