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Today is November 24, 2017. Open today 10 am–5 pm

Critical Encounters with Silver, Ceramics, and Paint

October 24, 2013, 6:30 – 8 pm
Chace Center Galleries
  • RISDM 09-343

Chinese, Punch Bowl, 1785-1800. Gift of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell.

What do objects from the past tell us about pressing issues that we face today? In this lively discussion, historians, makers, sociologists, and economists debate current issues relating to labor, the environment, globalization, and ethics through 19th century New England art and design. Daniel Cavicchi, RISD’s dean of liberal arts and professor of history, philosophy, and the social sciences, moderates.

Free with Museum admission; reservations requested.

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Co-sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts and the Office of Global Partners and Programs RISD.

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