Experience art in new ways through performances, snippets of conversation, hands-on art-making, and encounters with contemporary artists. Bring your work buddy, your studio neighbor, an old friend or a new date and start your evening with Third Thursday.
Free, all are welcome! Browse the full schedule and RSVP on Facebook.
THIS MONTH'S SCHEDULE
Hands-on Art: The Phantom of Liberty
Join the RISD Museum Guild to add your voice to a conversation about justice in the present day.
Work in Process
Chat with student artists about the processes and techniques they use to create art and maintain a studio practice.
Meet & Greet with Sunset Blush
Come one! Come all! Confront some truths about drag’s budding Renaissance with Josh Cabello (Brown University, BA 2019), aka Sunset Blush, and Valentine Amari (Brown University, BA 2021), whose piece considers the significance that the art form was pioneered by trans women of color.
Ways of Looking: Sory Sanlé's "The Young Music Lovers" (Les Jeunes Mélomanes)
Through guided conversation, discover your own perspective on a 1970s photograph by a Burkinabe artist.
Community MusicWorks Sonata Series
The Sonata Series showcases Community MusicWorks resident musicians and special guests in brilliant duo performances.
Why Art Museums? The Unfinished Work of Alexander Dorner: Tour, Book Launch, and Reception
The essays and unpublished materials presented in Why Art Museums? The Unfinished Work of Alexander Dorner (MIT Press, 2018) demonstrate that Dorner’s commitment to progressive education, public access to art and design, and the shaping of environments for experiential learning remains pertinent to concerns about the social relevance of art today. Dorner’s mark remains evident in the galleries. Join the authors for a tour followed by a salute to his unfinished work.
Think and Drink: Art for the Church
Registration required. This event is sold out.
Join Maureen O'Brien, curator of painting and sculpture, for a look at Medieval and Renaissance art. Following the talk, taste Trappist ales made in monasteries around the world with the Bottles Fine Wine, Providence RIbeer expert team.
The Art of Race: Decorative Arts and Design
Registration required. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-race-november-decorative-arts-tickets-46949519276
Join The Center for Reconciliation Program Director and Curator, Elon Cook Lee, and RISD Museum Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Emily Banas, for a special opportunity to explore and discuss the racial history of decorative arts in the Museum's collection.
To register for the Art of Race, visit the Center for Reconciliation’s Eventbrite page.
The Third Thursday of the month is also Providence’s Gallery Night! Join free tours of numerous galleries across the city, including the Museum. Learn more here.