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‘Design The Night’ At RISD Museum

(6.19) Check out the newly reopened and updated 6th floor galleries featuring Egyptian artifacts, Asian prints and ceramics — the Buddha’s back! — and the all new Costume and Textile Gallery, tonight at RISD Museum’s ‘Design the Night.’ Bill van Siclen reviewed the new galleries in the ProJo. One of the biggest beneficiaries of these …

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RISD Art Museum — Free Admission Sundays

Free admission on Sunday at the RISD Museum of Art. Check out “RISD Business: Sassy Signs and Sculptures” by Alejandro Diaz (walk in the Benefit Street side)  — runs through June 9th. Ranging from quaint stereotypes of Mexican identity to current socio-economic and art-world commentary, Alejandro Diaz’s text-based works and installations use language as a …

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Chippendale ‘Home’ At RISD Museum

If you haven’t checked out ‘Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection’ at the Museum of Art, Saturday would be the perfect day. Admission to the RISD Museum on the last Saturday of every month is free. There’s a lot to like in this exhibit, for instance the 2006 Brian Chippendale installation Home on the …

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Every Single Line Means Something

[youtube]hN9rF737IyM[/youtube] The Brilliant Line: Following the Early Modern Engraver, 1480–1650 opened up at the RISD Museum last Friday.  I haven’t seen it yet, but I did just spend the last half hour checking out the awesome interactive website that accompanies the exhibition. Curator Andrew Raftery explores the use of lines in engravings by folks like …

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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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Music Friday at RISD Museum this week

Some familiar faces will provide the entertainment at Music Friday this week: The Cosy Collective combines the talents of well-known Rhode Islanders Tim O’Keefe on electronics, Umberto Crenca on flute, Cliff Wood on saxophone, and Tony Teixeira on bass as they perform a mixture of live and DJ-remixed improvisational jazz and electronic music. Also, I …

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Dale Chihuly to open RISD Museum

Dale Chihuly, he of the crazy glass sculptures, will be opening up the new RISD Museum in September. Renowned artist Dale Chihuly [RISD MFA ’68, Ceramics] will create a special site-specific installation as the inaugural exhibition for the new special exhibition gallery in the Chace Center. Chihuly at RISD will be complemented by an exhibition …

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This Week @ the RISD Museum

Which I feel like an ass for not visiting more often. There’s a lot going on: Tuesday, December 11 Tuesday Talk: Daniel Harkett 1pm Harkett, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at RISD, explores 19th-century French paintings in the galleries. This is the final talk in a three-part series of art-history …

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