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Perspectives Across Culture & Time — RISD Museum

Art from the Ancient Mediterranean, Asia, and Indigenous America all come together in “Being and Believing in the Natural World” up now through May 7th. Highlighting different perspectives across cultures and time, these works consider complex and evolving relationships with and beliefs about nature. In more than 100 objects drawn from the RISD Museum’s Asian, …

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Sikander Exhibit Ends

(1.30) Only a few days left to take in Shahzia Sikander’s “Extraordinary Realities” with her exquisite deconstruction of the illustrated manuscript painting of Pakistan. Don’t worry — magnifying glasses have been provided. Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander (RISD MFA 1995, Painting and Printmaking) is internationally celebrated for bringing painting traditions from South and Central Asia …

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Sutton Gallery Opening Reception

(10.15) Welcome back to the 159 Sutton gallery who will be reopening this Friday with Floor Plane, a two-person exhibition of recent artwork by lens-based artist Leah Dyjak and sculptor Kelly Goff. This unique carriage house was originally part of the J.B. Barnaby Castle around the corner, and echoes the flamboyant tastes of its owner.* Leah Dyjak …

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New RISCA Grant Money Available

(12.15) Applications due Tuesday. The Rhode Island State Council of the Arts (RISCA) has announced a new round of $1 million in grant funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) earmarked for arts and culture organizations. The new funding will help organizations and artists endure the continued economic hardships caused by the spread of Covid-19. …

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Something About Mary

A new mural in honor of Mary C. Wheeler, artist and founder of the Wheeler School, was dedicated yesterday on Fones Alley off of Thayer Street. Wheeler spent many years studying and painting in France, establishing a particular connection to Claude Monet. The head of Wheeler’s Visual Arts Department, Bob Martin, attended the ribbon-cutting explaining, …

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AS220 November Galleries Open

The opening reception for the November Galleries at AS220 starts Saturday at 5pm. The exhibit will remain up through November 30. 93 Mathewson Street — Project Space, Richard Goulis, Random Cuts/ Reading Room, James Shelton, Art of Liberation Acupuncture 115 Empire Street — Main Gallery, Susan Dansereau, Sound and Color/ Paul Everett, Crazy Rhythms 95 …

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AS220 October Galleries Open

The first Saturday of the month means it’s time for the opening reception of the October exhibitions at the AS220 galleries. 115 Empire Street — Main Gallery: ‘Color Matters,’ Sharlene Hyland, ‘Contemporary Mythology,’ Carlotta Carzaniga/ Open Window: Stacy Messier 93 Mathewson Street — Project Space: Stephen Brownell/ Reading Room: Sarah Quenon Seen here: Detail of …

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Smithsonian Museum Day

(9.21) Saturday is Smithsonian Museum Day. Admission to participating museums, like the RISD Museum, will be free with ticket. A Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21. Local museums include: the John Brown House, the Lippitt House, the Museum of Natural History at RW Park, and many more around …

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‘Fertile Ground’ At Bell Gallery

Friday is the opening reception for ‘Fertile Ground’ the new exhibit at Bell Gallery open now through November 3rd. A conversation with the artists, María Berrio, Zoë Charlton, and Joiri Minaya will be moderated by guest curator Heather Bhandari. Through their depictions of women’s bodies enveloped by nature—often juxtaposing wild and cultivated landscapes—these artists challenge …

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‘Ars Necronomica’ At Providence Art Club

You do not have to love Lovecraft to enjoy Ars Necronomica 2019: Dark Dreams in the Divine City the exhibit at the Providence Art Club. (This ties in with the upcoming Necronomicon convention.) The newest incarnation of the Ars Necronomica exhibit reveals a tantalizing glimpse of upcoming creative talent, as well as rarely seen works …

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Artists’ Talk At Bell Gallery

(4.5) The plight of the endangered saltmarsh sparrow will be the subject of a new installation at the Bell Gallery. Collaborative artist team Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson will discuss their new exhibition “The Only Show in Town” this Friday with reception to follow. Exhibit runs through July 7. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson’s socially-engaged and research-based practice explores …

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‘Art + Feminism’ Wiki Editathon At RISD Museum

(3.21)[The Dose has been experiencing some technical difficulties this evening and a couple of the most recent posts have been lost. This event seemed popular so I wanted to rewrite something. BC] The RISD Museum will be hosting the ‘Art + Feminism Wikipedia Editathon’ this Thursday. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, …

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‘Alchemical Reactions’ Opens At Chazan Gallery

Chazan Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for Alchemical Reactions this Friday. This exhibition of works by Susan Freda and Allison Paschke will run to March 6. Allison Paschke has an MFA in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute; she has since moved …

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