RISD Museum Holiday Celebration

Beard's Santa (12.2) The Annual Holiday Celebration at the RISD Museum of Art runs Sunday, December 2nd, from 1pm to 5pm (museum opens at 10am) featuring live music, dance performances, art-making activities, storytelling in the galleries, holiday refreshments, and a visit with Santa Claus.

This year’s special events include festive music in the galleries by the St. Mary Academy-Bay View Chamber Ensemble and the Moses Brown School Chorus and String Quartet, as well as tunes from Joe’s Backyard Band in the Metcalf Auditorium. Also in the auditorium, JUMP! Dance Company performs “Scenes from Polar Express.”  Enjoy seasonal tales from master storyteller Rob Dimmick and author Cathren Housley or try your hand at an origami art project to take home. Enter a raffle for gift prizes including a one-year family museum membership. See if you can spot the RISD Museum’s own “Claus célèbre”—William Holbrook Beard’s portrayal of St. Nicholas sailing over Victorian-era London in a swan sleigh—visiting the galleries only for the holiday season!

The museum gift shop has great stuff at all price points.

Museum free and open to the public, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, December 2, RISD Museum, two entrances: 20 North Main Street and 224 Benefit Street (directions)

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