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Art & Design

  • Photography and Place: Contemporary Works from the Museum's Collection

    Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

    January 23 –April 4, 2004

  • Since the earliest use of the camera, photography has proved to be an ideal medium through which to convey the unique characteristics of a particular site. The idea of place remains a rich subject for contemporary photographers, who sometimes use unconventional approaches to explore it. The theme of the Museum’s exhibition is that of the annual meeting of the Society for Photographic Education, a professional organization for photographers, teachers, professors, critics, and curators held this year in Rhode Island. Featured are recent gifts and purchases, as well as work by artists associated with RISD and working in Rhode Island.

    We are grateful to Hope Saska, graduate student in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University, who assisted with the organization of the exhibition through an internship at The RISD Museum supported in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Jesse H. Metcalf Fund, and the Lisle Museum Fund.


Selected objects from Photography and Place: Contemporary Works from the Museum's Collection