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January 25, 2014

Double Take: Sugaring Off

  • RISDM 45-050

Eastman Johnson, Sugaring Off, ca. 1861-1866. Museum Works of Art Fund.

2 – 3:30 pm, Chace Center Galleries

RISD professor of painting, Dennis Congdon, and Daniel Cavicchi, RISD’s dean of liberal arts and professor of history, philosophy, and social science consider the New England ritual of making maple syrup in this large-scale, 19th-century oil sketch by Eastman Johnson. A local maple syrup producer shares current production, products and samples. Refreshments served.
Museum Member: $10, non-member: $20 (fee includes Museum admission). Limited seating; registration required.

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Double Take gallery conversations invite specialists from various fields to offer differing views on objects, stimulate thinking about social context, artistic interpretation, and ever-evolving meanings. The next Double Take, to focus on silver flatware, is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2 pm. No registration required.