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Topic: art

Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

News, University News

Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

June 8, 2021 1 comment

An Ukhurhe, a rattle staff used in ancestral ceremonies, is one of 15 objects crafted in Benin City, now southern Nigeria, that lie in the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. 

The distinctly unconventional bronze sculpture was set up across the Friedman Hall, inviting the debate and discussion of passing students.

Arts & Culture

‘Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century,’ newest installation on College Green

June 3, 2021 3 comments

British contemporary artist Rebecca Warren’s 2007 sculpture ‘Large Concretised Monument to the Twentieth Century’ is the newest addition to the University’s public art collection.

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, groups of students draw, sketch and paint while sitting six feet apart from each other.

Arts & Culture, News

RISD holds some classes outside amid pandemic

September 29, 2020 0 comments

Outside of buildings at the Rhode Island School of Design, large white tents are spread across various corners of campus. Under these tents, groups of students are seen drawing, sketching and painting while sitting six feet apart from each other.

The BAI’s new “Bring Art In” initiative will support student and faculty creators’ collaborative works through funding and partnership with the organization.

Arts & Culture

Brown Arts Initiative introduces creative, collaborative support opportunities

April 8, 2020 Comments are Disabled

On March 30, the Brown Arts Initiative announced the roll-out of a new “Bring Art In” initiative, which hopes to further the BAI’s mission of fostering creative expression and art across and between interdisciplinary faculty and students. 

In the lobby of the List Art Building and within the David Winton Bell Gallery, works rendered in oil paints and soft pastels adorn the walls in a bold embrace of color. 

Arts & Culture

‘Luscious’: four decades of artwork by University professor

November 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In the lobby of the List Art Building and within the David Winton Bell Gallery, works rendered in oil paints and soft pastels adorn the walls in a bold embrace of color. 

Project studies Pollock through fluid mechanics

News, Science & Research

Project studies Pollock through fluid mechanics

November 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

While Jackson Pollock is most known for his unique painting style, some people admire his work for a vastly different reason.

MoMA holds roots in Providence

Arts & Culture

MoMA holds roots in Providence

October 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Ninety years ago, three passionate, enterprising women came together with the idea to create a space devoted exclusively to modern art.

The recent exhibit at the Bell Gallery featured numerous collaged pieces, as well as a three-dimensional video installation, all of which challenged social conventions of gender and environment.

Arts & Culture

‘Fertile Ground’ exhibit challenges gender roles

September 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

“Fertile Ground,” an art exhibit showcasing the complex and layered works of artists María Berrío, Zoë Charlton and Joiri Minaya, opened Aug. 31 at the David Winton Bell Gallery in the List Art Center. The collaborative exhibition was largely orchestrated by Heather Bhandari, guest curator and adjunct lecturer.

Choreographer Brian Solomon '19, along with dancers of show, 
investigate real issues through fictional storylines and characters.

Arts & Culture

PW show ‘danceveil’ examines ancestry and identity

April 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Exploring trans identity, diaspora and mental illness, a Movement/Theater performance titled “danceveil” debuted last Thursday at the Upspace that examined the link between the physical body and the spiritual identity.

The play was written by Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and translated by Aya Ogawa, the translator of over a dozen of Okada’s works. Several different actors portray the show’s two protagonists at the same time, which Ogawa noted made translation difficult. Sock and Buskin’s show will run at Leeds Theatre through Sunday, April 14.

Arts & Culture

Sock and Buskin play explores identity, technology with complex structure

April 9, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Sock and Buskin’s production of “The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise,” now showing at Leeds Theatre through April 14, uses a University setting and fragmented narration to touch on themes of alienation, technology, identity and the mundanity of everyday life.