RISD Museum Acquisitions

We’re thrilled that RISD Museum has acquired a group of important works by Betty, Francesca, and George Woodman from the Foundation’s holdings through a combination of museum funds and Foundation gifts. RISD occupies a singular place of importance for the Woodman family, from Francesca’s formative years there as a young artist and student to Betty’s 2005 solo exhibition at the museum and RISD Honorary Degree in 2009. The acquisition includes the complete set of vintage prints of Francesca Woodman’s “Charlie the Model” series, taken during her time in Providence. “We feel incredibly proud to represent the work of the family with strong holdings of Betty Woodman’s ceramics which now includes an iconic pillow pitcher, an increasingly impressive group of Francesca Woodman’s photographs which now spans the breadth of her imagery, and our first painting by George Woodman” said Sarah Ganz Blythe, Interim Director and Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Education and Programs. This is the first acquisition of its kind from the Foundation. Big thanks to curator Jan Howard and the RISD Museum!

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