Summer at the Museum
The RISD Museum welcomes visitors for a summer of exciting exhibitions—including the critically acclaimed Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion—as well as creative community collaborations and free events for all ages. Our wildly popular summer evening series, Design the Night, is back! This year, it launches the opening of Locally Made with a block party in July and marks the closing of Artist/Rebel/Dandy in August.
The Museum highlights the region’s rich pool of talent in various—and sometimes surprising—genres in Locally Made. Recent acquisitions to the collection, video works, performance art and creative experiments, and more expand across three gallery spaces July 18 to November 3, 2013. Join the Museum and Local Makers in celebrating the show’s opening on Thursday, July 18, with a free Design the Night: Block Party on Benefit Street, 5-9 pm—including an outdoor concert by Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons. Don’t miss what Rhode Island Monthly calls “the most anticipated night of the summer.”
A second celebration marks the final days of Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion on August 15, 5-9 pm, with a Design the Night: Last Chance opportunity to see this sumptuous show and experience the “Summer of the Dandy” (Boston Globe). Dine, drink, and dip into creative endings—and possibly new beginnings, and enjoy a special concert on the Chace Center Plaza with self-proclaimed “Black country soul rocksteady music group” Boo City.
Also on view this summer is Historias: Latin American Works on Paper, opening August 9.
Support for Summer at the Museum is provided by the Providence Tourism Council and the City of Providence, Angel Taveras, Mayor.
Locally Made is supported by Dr. Joseph A. Chazan and Robert and Judy Mann.
Artist/Rebel/Dandy is supported by The Coby Foundation, Dr. Joseph A. Chazan, Jake Kaplan’s Jaguar, Brooks Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Granoff, Ms. Karen Hammond and Mr. Michael Quattromani, Ms. Carol Nulman, Mr. Mark Pollack, the RISD Museum Associates, Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Green, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Metcalf, Ms. Helene Miller and Mr. James Kase, Ms. Melanie Mitchell and Mr. Stephen Key, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Nathan, Dr. and Mrs. William Tsiaras, Ms. Sherri Donghia and Mr. Roger Eulau, and Ms. Sally Lapides and Mr. Art Solomon.