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Gallery Night Providence

.This Thursday October 20 from 5 to 9, join guides Deb Dormody (artist, book maker and Craftland strong woman) and Stephan Brigidi (photographer and professor) as they guide Gallery Night goers through the Providence’s art galleries and museums.  Tours leave from One Regency Plaza and start at 5:30 pm.  If a tour isn’t your thing, …

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Gallery Night Providence — September 15

Join our art tours or visit Providence galleries on your own: AS220’s gallery director Neal Walsh and artist Meredith Younger lead the last bicycle tour of the season (5:30 pm from the Regency). Clay artist Deb DeMarco leads a tour of contemporary galleries at 7. Dr. Rebecca Leuchak takes you on tour of Arts In …

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Gallery Night Providence in August

poster_david_demelim1 August is packed with great guides.  Costume/clothing designer Marilyn Salavtore guides you on a contemporary art tour at 5:30 pm.   A bicycle tour takes off at 5:30, led by Urban Arts director Jason Yoon and Recycle-A-Bike coordinator Jenna Johns-Yu.  URI gallery director Steven Pennell and actor/director Frank Toti lead a tour called “How to Look …

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Gallery Night Providence is July 21st

Summer is the perfect time to check out Providence’s great galleries.  Take a leisurely walk down Atwells Avenue, or wander through downtown stopping to see the art and meet the artists.  Don’t feel like walking? Take a special bus tour with Christina Bevilaqua as she leads connects the dots between Providence’s past and present art …

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Gallery Night Providence on June 16

June 16- Take a bike tour of Providence galleries with graphic artist Derek Schusterbauer and artist Joan Wyand, or if you’d rathe ride a bus, join painter extraordinaire Ruth Dealy as she leads a tour of contemporary exhibit spaces.  Tours leave from One Regency Plaza in downtown Providence starting at 5:30 pm.  Everything is FREE. …

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Gallery Night Providence

April 21st promises to be a great evening for Gallery Night Providence.  Three celebrity guides who really know their stuff lead the tours. Artist/educator Bob Dilworth and Providence Preservation Society Executive Director (and former RISD Museum associate director) James Hall lead the celebrity bus tours. A special 5-gallery tour led by Rites & Reason managing …

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Super Cool New MIT Exhibit

The MIT Museum’s 150 exhibit, highlighting 150 years of the institute’s history, opens today! I attended a sneak-peek reception last night, and it blinded me with science (seriously, MIT, those are some bright wall colors you’ve got there).  Colorful drinks were served in beakers and flasks, and hors d’oeuvre trays bubbled and steamed mysteriously.  Curator …

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Want Your Own Warhol?

You may be in luck.  Madoff scandal victim Brandeis University is closing down its Rose Art Museum late this summer and selling thousands of works by artists like Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Nam June Paik, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein.  In addition to its collections, the Rose hosts public programs, live jazz on the second Sunday each month, and …

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Stuff you learned from TV

Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 don’t miss the opening of “Beyond the Birds and the Bees” – a public exhibit revealing the history of sex education in America over the last 100 years produced by the Public Humanities grad students at Brown. By looking at the military, schools and the ways that parents have explained …

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opening tonight

The new exhibition at the RISD Museum is called Evolution/Revolution:The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles — just rolls off the tongue don’t it. Pictured here is… I don’t really know what the hell this is. opens Thursday/5:30 – 9:00PM/224 Benefit Street

Music Fridays @ RISD Museum

I am normally pretty suspicious of music collectives (it’s usually code for ‘overly-earnest hippies with weird instruments’). But tonight is Music Friday at the RISD Museum and the music is being provided by the Cozy Collective and these guys are great! Comprising Tim O’Keefe, Tony Teixeira, Umberto Crenca and Cliff Wood, Cozy Collective will be …

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If Ritalin was sculpture…

… it might look something like this. ‘Cut Folded Dyed & Glued‘ and totally mental! The new show at the Bell Gallery, Brown University, features the abstract and insanely labor-intensive sculptures of Jae Ko and Imi Hwangbo. What is the deal with these Korean artists and detailing? (See: Do-Ho Suh‘s 2003 Bell Gallery show.) Are …

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