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Wise words echo in List stairway's varied artwork

Last week's column on graffiti seemed incomplete without a mention of the List Art Center stairwell. While peering at the paintings, inscriptions and 3D installations, I am mistaken for a tourist in need of directions. The truth is, I am looking for direction — but not geographically speaking. ...


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RISD Museum showcases art from across the pond

Abstract expressionism, pop art, geometric abstraction and photorealism all have a place at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum's new exhibition, "Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from The Richard Brown Baker Collection." The exhibition, which opened Sept. 23 and runs through Jan. 8, features works ...


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Festival brings digital artists to Providence

The eighth annual Pixilerations Festival opened Sept. 22 at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. The festival — part of a larger celebration hosted by FirstWorks — draws both local and international artists to explore the intersection of art and technology in the digital ...


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Dali reimagines Jewish homeland

Salvador Dali is celebrated for his ability to coalesce mechanical mastery with a warped, expressive sensibility. Many of his earlier surrealist paintings sought to confuse by tactically toying with anticipated forms through distorted, acute realism. The result for viewers is often goosebumps.


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PW staging of childhood script a hilarious delight

Here at Brown, surrounded by young adults, it's easy to forget how recently we were all fourth-graders, prepubescent warriors in a world both innocent and terrifying, making marshmallow models of the solar system and trying not to get picked last in gym. Or, in Ben Freeman's '13 case, writing a 62-page ...


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The soundscape of College Hill

Musicologist Theodor Adorno called pop music "wholly antagonistic to the ideal of individuality in a free, liberal society." While this idea strikes me as a tad melodramatic, his point is well taken — listening habits are of great consequence.


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Mashberg '82 plugs art theft book

Art theft is an impressive-looking crime in movies, involving blue prints, high-tech gadgets and an actor clad in black suspended from the ceiling. But according to "Stealing Rembrandts" ­— a new book by Anthony Amore and Tom Mashberg '82 — art theft is far less dramatic in real life. ...


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Grit over glitz: in defense of student theater

One stage is nearly bare, constructed of metal pipes and plywood. The lighting sharply illuminates the actors' faces — faces seemingly too fresh to dig into the hearts of the characters they portray. They are dressed in black, they wear the same sandals on their feet — only the subtlest ...


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A 9/11 tribute shaped by Brown prof

On the anniversary of Sept. 11 every year, two beams of light shoot into the sky to commemorate the fallen twin towers, and yesterday night was no different.  The beams, a public art installation called "Tribute in Light," was co-created by Paul Myoda, assistant professor of visual art.






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