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Today is February 22, 2017

Open today 10 am–5 pm

Youth Filmmaker Showcase

Providence Children's Film Festival Youth Filmmaker Showcase is curated in partnership with the RISD Art Circle
February 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Double Take / When Venus Looks Back

February 26
3 – 3:45 pm


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New Acquisition
Bianco sopra Bianco Delft Plate

Bianco sopra Bianco Delft Plate, ca. 1765
Tin-glazed earthenware
Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 inches)
Gift of William A. Viall, III in memory of Gretchen Viall 2016.102.10

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More than 100 artists, scholars, designers, and students offer their perspectives on objects

Artist Programs

Explore how art and design can provoke fresh ideas and stimulate creativity

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Tours for Tots

Playful stories, creative art-making, and gallery adventures inspire children ages 3-5

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Double Take

Two specialists offer their views on a single object.

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Manual: Alchemy

"Alchemy and art are not about finding resolution, but building the capacity for curiosity, formulating questions that invest fields of knowledge with possibility, prompting the unexpected and emergent to manifest."

—Bryan McGovern Wilson, from the introduction to Issue 7: Alchemy

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