VISUAL ARTS & MUSEUMS
February 10, 2012 - Ongoing
The Museum of Natural History is Rhode Island's only natural history museum and is home to the state's only public planetarium. For more than a century the Museum has served as a unique educational, scientific and cultural resource by offering exciting exhibitions, workshops and presentations that provide ways for children and families to learn about our world and its people.
The Museum houses collections ...More
November 7-December 9, 2013
City of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and Providence's City Archives invite you to visit Honoring Our Neighborhood Heroes: The Stories ...More
Presented by at Copacetic Rudely Elegant Jewelry
December 2, 2006 - Ongoing
Carrying locally and nationally made jewelery and clocks from over 120 artists....More
May 14, 2010 - Ongoing
Due to the remarkable generosity of an anonymous donor, The RISD Museum has one of the finest collections of 18th- and 19th-century British watercolors in this country. Rotating ...More
August 16, 2010 - Ongoing
A new site-specific sculpture by RISD alumnus and faculty member Jonathan Bonner has been installed near the Farago Entrance along Benefit Street. Bonner earned a BFA from ...More
August 17, 2010 - Ongoing
The Museum's soaring Main Gallery has been returned to its original splendor. This beautifully proportioned space has reopened as a picture gallery displaying the Museum's ...More
August 17, 2010 - Ongoing
The Museum’s renowned collection of 19th- and early 20th-century French painting and sculpture centers around Edouard Manet’s magnificent portrait of Berthe Morisot, Le ...More
August 17, 2010 - Ongoing
In the early decades of the 20th century, the Museum’s distinguished collection of American art was presented to visitors in elegantly proportioned galleries made possible by ...More
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|Exine by Paul Morrison|
The RISD Museum of Art has commissioned a new work, Exine by British artist Paul Morrison, for the walls of the Norman and Rosalie Fain Family Education Program Gallery. The artist's bold black-and-white wall paintings often depict botanical themes; the exine is the outer layer of the wall of a pollen grain. This breathtaking composition features dramatic shifts in scale, with outsized plant life juxtaposed with a distant landscape. Born in 1966 in Liverpool, Morrison received a BFA from...
Pendleton House was built in 1906 to display Charles L. Pendleton's (1846-1904) remarkable collection of 18th- and 19th-century furniture and related decorative arts. Pendleton House also showcases the Museum's outstanding collection of American painting and sculpture, Gorham silver, English ceramics, Chinese export porcelain and French wallpaper.
Recognized as the earliest example of an American "wing" in any museum, the historic building has been beautifully refurbished...
|Subject to Change: Art and Design in the Twentieth Century|
The new Paula and Leonard Granoff Galleries in the 1926 Radeke Building display masterworks of painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, drawings, photographs, costume, textiles and industrial design from 1900 to 2000, all drawn from the Museum's permanent collection. From the work of Henri Matisse and Frank Lloyd Wright to that of Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis and Ettore Sottsass, the objects convey the last century's revolutionary changes in art and design, as well as the tremendous impact of...
|Newport Gallery Night|
The Newport Gallery Organization is comprised of 25 members who offer original works from local artists as well as from artisans around the world. Contemporary, historic, traditional and avant-garde peices may be purchased sales tax free throughout Newport.
Newport Gallery Night, sponsored by the Gallery Organization is held the second Thursday of every month from 5 until 8 in the evening at the galleries. The map and brochure, created by members of the Organization, can be used...
|Newport Art Galleries||09/08/10-|
|The Peaceable Kingdom Showcase|
The Peaceable Kingdom is a place where stories come alive—where art created within cultural traditions transports the viewer to exotic lands. Talk with a Peruvian curandero (folk healer) by looking into a retablo depicting a healing ceremony. Visit a Central Asian woman by admiring the sosani (embroidery) she created to decorate her nomadic tent. Hear the Sepik River ancestral myth carved into a story board from Papua New Guinea. You will also find…
¨ Rugs, pillows...
|The Peaceable Kingdom||01/01/12-|
|Culinary Arts Museum - On View|
Permanent and temporary exhibitions fill 25,000 square feet of gallery space. Casual viewers will spend at least an hour, but real foodies will need a day to digest what's on display. You can imagine a trip along the paved roads of the Roman Empire, or the dirt back roads of New England in the early 20th century. Along the way, you might stop for a "bite" at the hot dog wagon, have a "drink" at the Art Deco bar, "down" cocktails on the First Class Deck of the...
|Culinary Arts Museum At Johnson & Wales University||01/02/12-|
Motif Magazine Award-Winning networking night for musicians, music lovers and artists of all sorts!
|The Spot on Thayer St.||01/03/12-|
|Gallery Belleau Showcase|
Gallery Belleau is a showcase for over 50 local and nationally known American artists and craftsmen. Visitors will find creations in glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry, paint and more.
|Three Wheel Studio|
Owner Dwo Wen Chen, a RISD grad, is a practicing studio potter creating limited editions of functional stoneware, porcelain, earthenware and terra-cotta.
The gallery carries about 60 percent of Chen's own work along with several other featured potters,painters and fabric artists.
|Three Wheel Studio||01/06/12-|
|Providence Public Library Special Collections Tour|
Looking for a fun opportunity to learn a bit about some of the Library's unique treasures? Join our Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin for an introductory tour of PPL's Special Collections. Tours will be offered weekly on Fridays at 3:00 pm. No need for an appointment. Simply come to the Special Collections department on the third floor.
|Providence Public Library||01/06/12-|
|Museum Of Work & Culture|
The Museum of Work & Culture is a true community museum, managed by the Rhode Island Historical Society, supported by volunteers, the city of Woonsocket, and the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission. It exhibits the culture of the French-Canadian residents of the area, the broad story of the other ethnic communities of the Valley, and the role that work and organized labor played in the shaping of these Rhode Islanders’ lives. The museum...
|Rhode Island Historical Society||02/10/12-|
|Museum of Natural History Planetarium Show|
|Museum of Natural History & Planetarium||02/10/12-|
|Tour The Steel Yard|
COME VISIT THE YARD...
Free public tours meet every Wednesday at noon in our office at 27 Sims Ave. We are located on the first floor of the brick building halfway down the street on the left.
They are a great way to find out more about our programs and facilities. The tours are given by a different staff member each week, and last between half to a full hour.
Please contact our office in advance for group tours.
|The Steel Yard||02/29/12-|
Every artwork has something to tell: whether it is a story about fantastic animals living inside a bouquet, a pink boat floating peacefully, sculptures that move like silent clocks, or copper teapots that hide messages of love. You can discover stories like these and more scattered on the walls of Royal Gallery, paintings large and small, which like tiles in a mosaic, compose the wonderful tapestry it is now.
|Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum|
Our exhibits focus on Southern New England highlighting the Narragansett Tribe. Learn about the amazing life of a real Rhode Island hero, the prominent marathon runner and Olympic athlete Ellison "Tarzan" Brown, who was first and foremost a Narragansett.
Explore Narragansett history through The Pursuit of Happiness: An Indigenous View which reflects on the denial of our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The exhibit focuses on Education, Spirituality,...
|Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum||07/24/12-|
|Picture This: Ongoing Exhibition|
Featuring photography by Richard Benjamin and cityscapes by Rhode Island artists concentrating on images of Downtown Providence.
|Restored By Design|
Restored by Design is a green artisan company dedicated to the creation of eco-fashion jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, and unique works of art. We are a design studio, retail studio, and on line gallery boutique based in Rhode Island. We are passionate about a greener life that helps grow community with style!
|Restored By Design||07/30/13-|
|Alloy Gallery Showcase|
Voted “best of Rhode Island, studio jewelry, editor’s choice”; Alloy Gallery features the works of the leading art jewelers of today’s contemporary jewelry scene. Alloy is also the working studio of Tamar Kern, who specializes in redesigning old jewelry, using the stones and metal to fashion apiece as unique as the wearer. Curated summer exhibitions.
|Arnold Art Gallery Showcase||Arnold Art Gallery||08/08/13-|
|Babcok-Smith House Museum Tours|
The Georgian Mansion (circa 1734) is the former home of the Babcocks and Smiths. The mansion is elegantly furnished with pieces reflecting the Colonial Babcock years, the Victorian Smith years, and colonial restoration of 1928. Historians and antique-lovers alike will enjoy all the museum has to offer!
|The Ball & Claw Showcase|
The Ball & Claw is the exclusive showroom of furniture maker Jeffrey Greene, specializing in the designs of Newport's legendary Goddard and Townsend cabinetmakers for 30 years. In addition, the Ball & Claw carries a wide selection of accessories of period design to complement traditional interiors.
|Ball & Claw||08/13/13-|
|Blink Gallery Showcase|
Blink features vibrant works by local artists. Our collection includes fine art photography by Alexander Nesbitt, paintings by Sue McNally, Tom McAleer and Rupert Nesbitt, ceramics by David Allyn, and Carbon fiber jewelry by Diana Hall.
|Heritage Art Gallery Collection|
The Benvie-Gebhart family has consisted of artists for four generations. The mission of Heritage Gallery, is to carry on the family tradition and share in the creation and marvel of art ownership with the public. Ms. Benvie-Gebhart’s goal is to work closely with the collector, designer and architect in all of us.
|Heritage Art Gallery and Glass Studio||08/26/13-|
|19 @ 25|
“19 on Paper” is a Rhode Island-based organization founded in 1986. This exhibition celebrates its 25 years of providing a “cohesive structure for the presentation of works on paper by Rhode Island artists.” The group has a regular membership of 19 members – painters, collage artists, printmakers, photographers, bookmakers and sculptors – all contributing pieces that celebrate the diversity of works on paper.
|Newport Art Museum||08/31/13-|
|R. Justin Stewart: Distorting (a messiah project -11c)||09/03/13-|
|Carol Miller: A Shoe Affair|
Native Newporter Carol Miller began her art career as a scrimshander, selling to Bonwit Teller and B Altman in New York City by the time she was 18. After majoring in finance in college, Miller sought a creative outlet and designed and imported garments for many years. Miller turned to painting only five years ago.
|Newport Art Museum||09/07/13-|
|The Printed Peculiarity of Place|
This exhibition presents printed works by three artists who offer particular worlds - both existing and imagined - for viewers to explore. It features large and small-scale works by Allison Bianco, Maria DiFranco and Kim Salerno. Their works merge a contemporary sensibility with traditional techniques, classical compositions and iconographic storytelling to evoke our overwhelming sense of occupying the places they depict.
GREEN SPACE, a partnership between the Rhode Island Council on...
|Rhode Island State Council on the Arts||09/20/13-|
|Photographers' Guild Members' Exhibition |
This annual exhibition showcases photography by members of the Photographers’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum. Experience people, places, and things through a variety of lenses.
|Newport Art Museum||09/28/13-|
|The Art of Sea-ing: William H. Drury, Charles Woodbury, and George Bellows|
Newporter William Holland Drury was the head of the art faculty of St. George’s School for four decades and was an active member and exhibitor at the Art Association of Newport, where he served as President from 1950-1960. Drury studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, but was also influenced by George Bellows and Charles Woodbury.
|Newport Art Museum||09/29/13-|
|Vincent Valdez | The Strangest Fruit|
Vincent Valdez is a San Antonio-based artist and accomplished draughtsperson in many mediums. Distinguished for their realism, his paintings and drawings are metaphorical compositions that critique masculinity, gender roles, and social and political orders. His most recent body of work, The Strangest Fruit (2013), places realistic depictions of people known by the artist within an historical subject—the lynching of Latinos in the United States—metaphorically illustrating the...
|David Winton Bell Gallery||10/19/13-|
|Family Learning Sundays at PPL â€“ 2013 - 2014 Schedule, begins Nov. 3|
Providence Public Library is proud to present its 2013-14 series of FREE Family Learning Sundays, continuing through May 2014. Join us...every 1st Sunday of the month beginning Sunday, November 3, as we offer “learning families” varied opportunities to seek new knowledge — together — at the Library. The interactive learning programs focus on various topics, including science, music, nature, art and dance. They are all designed with the family in mind and are aimed at...
|Providence Public Library||11/03/13-|
The exhibit features the stunning photography by Jeff and Gurli Lovinger, Provincetown based artists who have traveled to China, India and Myanmar(Burma) for over 35 years. Their work documents life in the vast and varied cities, towns and countryside. In addition there are the mystical painted Chinese scrolls of Professor Ming Ren and Haitsu Tian, along with the personal photography by URI Faculty members Ken and Grace (Yurong) Jolicoeur on recent travels through Grace’s homeland of...
|URI Feinstein Providence Campus||11/04/13-|
|RI Art Archive Projest Exhibition|
The R.I. Art Archive Project Exhibition is a group show of Rhode Island artists that serves as part of the programming surrounding the new documentary film “The R.I. Art Archive Project,” by Holly Gaboriault. The film features 14 artists who were chosen for their overall contributions to the arts community in Rhode Island and their individual and social conscience in both their work and studio practice. Featured artists are Deborah Baronas, Howard Ben Tre, Gretchen Dow Simpson,...
|Andrew Nixon Exhibit|
New work by recent Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient Andrew Nixon
|Cade Tompkins Projects||11/08/13-|
|The Ghost Army of WWII: Artists of Deception|
War, deception and art come together in The Ghost Army of WWII – Artists of Deception, a unique exhibit on display at the Museum of Work and Culture from November 11, 2013 to January 31, 2014. The exhibit tells the astonishing true story of American G.I.s who duped Hitler’s army with carefully crafted illusions. During WWII, the 23rd HQ Special Troops undertook a bizarre mission: to deceive the Axis forces on the battlefields of Europe by means of visual and auditory subterfuge,...
|Rhode Island Historical Society||11/11/13-|
|Duane Slick & Leigh Tarentino Exhibit||Chazan Gallery||11/14/13-|
|Warren: A Point Of View -- Artistic Impressions of Warren & Stories of the Silent Generation|
“The Silent Generation,” also know as “The Lucky Few” refers to people born from 1925 to 1942. Though their experiences were very different, the nine people highlighted in this exhibit all share common characteristics of this generation: stable family, educated, hardworking, and content. This exhibit portrays the vibrant town of Warren R.I. told by current and former residents using video, audio, photographs, artifacts, memorabilia and oral histories told by Robert J....
|Warren Preservation Society||11/14/13-|
|Providence Art Club Exhibitions|
109th Annual Little Pictures Show & Sale
|Providence Art Club||11/17/13-|
|Open Studios and Art for a Heart|
Chabot Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present "Open Studios and Art for a Heart". For the very first time we have brought our artists studios to the gallery for an exceptional selection of diverse and engaging artwork for your holiday gift giving and home décor.
|"Nature's Gifts" Photography Exhibit|
WMOA is pleased to present Nature's Gifts fine art photographs. Six Warwick artists are featured along with 47 other photographers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. With many compelling and captivating images, this show gives visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural world during this busy holiday season—and buy unique holiday gifts. Framed photographs, matted prints, and packaged note cards are included; and 40% of the proceeds will...
|Warwick Museum of Art||11/23/13-|
|The Phantom of the Opera|
Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will make its premiere in PROVIDENCE as part of a brand new US National Tour.
|Providence Performing Arts Center||11/27/13-|
|Winter's Eve Exhibit|
Celebrate Winter’s Eve, the 3rd annual Juried Art Exhibit.
|Friends of East Greenwich Free Library||12/05/13-|
|Paintings by Jane Bassman|
When Jane Bassman was a small girl growing up in Falls Church, Virginia, her grandmother sent her a framed reproduction of a painting by Franz Marc. Marc was one of the key figures in the German Expressionist movement and his vibrant paintings sing with strong, luminous colors. The painting of brilliant blue horses hung in her bedroom for years, coloring her dreams and influence the budding artist.
|BankRI Turks Head Gallery||12/05/13-|
|Sacred Dimensions: Flowers and Foodâ€“ Photographs by Todd Sabelli|
Photographer and graphic designer Todd Sabelli grew up in a restaurant family. He washed dishes, bussed tables and waited on customers at Cappelli’s Italian Restaurant on Post Road in Warwick. He bonded with his father not by tossing a football in the backyard, but by breading eggplant together in the restaurant kitchen. His childhood revolved around food, family and culture.
|BankRI Pitman Street Gallery||12/05/13-|
|RISD Holiday Alumni Art Sale |
The RISD Alumni Art Sales take place three times a year around May, October, and December. The spring and fall sales take place outdoors on Providence’s historic Benefit Street while the December sale takes place in the Rhode Island Convention Center. All artists participating in the sales are RISD alumni or current RISD students selling original work including prints, photographs, apparel, ceramics, glass, textiles, and more!
UnDecked Halls offers visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of the first floor of Rough Point, an English Manorial style mansion owned by Doris Duke. The tour provides an authentic view inside a Newport mansion in winter-shrouded and shuttered- when Miss Duke was in Hawaii. Visitors will experience the quiet house, learn about winter caretaking traditions, and get a rare glimpse into Miss Duke’s tropical Hawaiian holiday. A highlight of the tour will be refreshments in the decorated staff...
|Newport Restoration Foundation||12/07/13-|
|Audubon Society of RI Holiday Show|
Audubon's Annual Holiday Show at 12 Sanderson Rd., Smithfield, RI (road across from Apple Valley Mall entrance) will be featuring wonderful handmade creations & artworks. Great place to get that special gift or a little something for yourself. One day only - Sat Dec 7th from 10 to 4.
|Audubon Society of Rhode Island||12/07/13||Smithfield|
|Moon and Peepers Pottery Holiday Open Studio|
Its that time of year again to come check out our latest hand-thrown and crafted ceramic goods and pottery. At our Holiday Open Studio you'll find large ceramic turtles, hand painted vases, birdbath basins, pitchers, candlestick holders, carved bowls, glazed mugs and more! The event will run each of the first 3 Saturdays in December, so come check it out before our items are sold!
|Moon and Peepers Pottery||12/07/13-|
|Moses Brown Student Invitational||Krause Gallery @ Moses Brown||12/10/13-|
|Artist Reception: Moses Brown Student Invitational|
exhibit runs December 10th – 20th
|Krause Gallery @ Moses Brown||12/13/13||Providence|
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