Pascale Rihouet

Pascale Rihouet, a born and bred Parisian, is an art historian and scholar specializing in European art from 1400–1800. At RISD since 2008, she has taught in that field in addition to courses in the history of glass, performance art, modern and post-modern art, history of drawing and Tea, Coffee, or Chocolate? She has widely published on Renaissance art and ritual, material culture and group identity in English, French and Italian academic journals and co-authored several publications. Her first book, Art Moves: The Material Culture of Processions in Renaissance Perugia (Brepols) came out in June 2019. She is the co-editor and co-author of Eternal Ephemera: The Papal Possesso and its Legacies in Early Modern Rome (Toronto University Press, 2020). Her chapter on the prints of inaugural papal processions across time (1589–1846) earned her a six-week Villa Medici grant in 2019. Pascale was executive director of the New England Renaissance Conference (RISD Museum, October 2019), whose program she developed along the theme Motion, Rhythm, Shift. For IESA arts&culture (an art management school in Paris), she organized TRANS-DIGITAL: Transitions and transformations of arts and culture in the age of a pandemic (2020–21), a conference to be held at the University of Chicago’s Center of Paris (May 27, 2021). She is currently researching the iconography of chocolate and coffee in 18th-century art.

Wintersession 2022

THAD-W149-01 Tea, Coffee or Chocolate? The Visual and Material Culture Of Exotic Drinks In Pre-industrial Europe
THAD-W241-01 Parades and Processions In Early Modern Europe
a photo portrait of RISD faculty member Pascale Rihouet