Topic: Fine Arts

“She” addresses methods of representing women’s bodies and explores women’s status as artists in the 21st century, while also raising questions about collectors’ motives.

Arts & Culture

Difficult women collide with serious money in ‘She’

October 28, 2014 0 comments

The first satisfying feature of “She” — the exhibit with the subtitle “picturing women at the turn of the 21st century” ­— is its not having the name “Her.”

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Famed photographer gives snapshot of career

November 22, 2013 0 comments

Crewdson, known for images of small town America, discussed staged studio technique.

With the introduction of new interdisciplinary classes, students will have the opportunity to lead an adult dance workshop, create educational videos and explore a duck’s interactions with its surroundings.

Science & Research

New classes integrate science and art

October 2, 2013 0 comments

The courses will examine animation and dance through both artistic and scientific lenses.

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Lecturer explores cross-cultural film and visual art

November 9, 2012 0 comments

Considering subjects as diverse as Turkish space exploration and women who wear wigs, cinema and visual art provided a vehicle for cross-cultural dialogue at the hand of artist and filmmaker Kutlug Ataman in his lecture Tuesday night at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

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RISD exhibition redefines landscapes

September 21, 2012 0 comments

An ambitious new photography exhibition, “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now,” opened today at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art. The exhibition includes more than 150 photographs, mostly drawn from the museum’s collection, as well as from private owners and institution collections such as Brown’s John Hay Library.

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Exhibit brings dreams to life

September 14, 2012 0 comments

Stepping into the Sarah Doyle Gallery to see work created by painter Julie Gearan is comparable to watching one’s own dreams. The exhibit features familiar landscapes in paintings that are offset by mysterious subjects. Gearan’s palette is composed of soft, cool pastels and deep, nebulous blacks and grays. Subject matter varies from pensive dancers with dark eyes to beached whales, and many paintings have Providence landmarks lurking in the background. 

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Senior textures paintings with hair

April 9, 2012 0 comments

This semester, people began giving hair to Cecilia Salama ’12. The visual arts concentrator – who previously went to barbershops to collect hair – has made good use of the donations in her current exhibition, “In My Absence: A Senior Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition,” that features work created this semester.

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Exhibit reflects aesthetics of the art of curating

March 5, 2012 0 comments

ART//SHOW, a new exhibit in the Cohen Gallery of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, presents an eclectic juried exhibition of 22 sculptures, paintings, photographs, videos and prints collected from Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students. The exhibit is the product of a collaborative effort by students of MCM 1700R: “The Art of Curating,” a class that is intended to teach students how to design and curate a professional art show. 

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Recapturing Monet, with a modern twist

February 27, 2012 0 comments

“I want to paint the air,” said Impressionist painter Claude Monet in 1895. “And that is nothing short of impossible.” He was drawing a contrast between the artists of his day who only wanted to replicate objects they saw and those — like himself — who wanted to capture less tangible aspects of the natural world like light and air.

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Lecture turns back time on Chinese art

February 13, 2012 0 comments

The importance of temporal context in the creation and observation of traditional Chinese art was emphasized in a lecture given by Jan Stuart, keeper of the department of Asia at the British Museum, Thursday night. The lecture, entitled “Timely Images: Chinese Art and Festival” and part of the “Innovation/Adaptation: 5,000 Years of Making Art in China” series of the University’s Year of China initiative, attracted a mature audience to the List Art Center of primarily Providence community members.