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Today is November 19, 2017. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Artist Fellowship Presentation: Xander Marro

January 19, 2017, 6 – 7 pm
Fain Gallery
  • Onion Domes Copy

Left: Artist Unknown, French. Apparel Textile Length (detail), 1915 - 1918. Gift of Edward Cella, 1999.7.8.
Right: courtesy of Xander Marro

RISD Museum Artist Fellow Xander Marro presents a series of new graphic works that re-mix garments and textiles swatched from the archive of the Tirocchi sisters, whose dressmaking shop brought Paris fashions to Providence between 1915 and 1947, into repeat patterns. Influenced by the Museum’s exhibition on the Tirocchi shop and its accompanying catalog, Xander’s fellowship allowed her to examine works of art relating to her interests in Providence history, the history of fashion and textile design, female entrepreneurship, and the New England Italian immigrant communities.


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