RISD Museum

World-Class Art

On view:

Inventing Impressionism
October 21, 2016 – June 11, 2017

 

When the artists who became known as the Impressionists first presented their work in 1874, contemporaries perceived their innovative working methods and unconventional subject matter as a radical departure from accepted ways of art-making. This selection of paintings and drawings by artists including Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Mary Cassatt highlights the Impressionists’ creative use of process and materials to represent contemporary subjects in a way that had never been done before. Focusing on the RISD Museum’s depth in this area, the installation features works on paper that are rarely on view—including Edgar Degas’s monumental pastel, Six Friends at Dieppe—and celebrates a recent gift to the Museum, Claude Monet’s A Walk in the Meadows at Argenteuil.

 

On View:

Whirling Return of the Ancestors
to January 8, 2017

Whirling Return of the Ancestors celebrates the rich and varied artistry of the ensembles worn in Egungun masquerades—performances that celebrate the power and presence of ancestral spirits among Yoruba peoples of West Africa. In this installation, works on loan from Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology are presented alongside a magnificent, newly commissioned ensemble from Yoruba artisans in Benin. More information at:

risdmuseum.org/whirling_return_of_the_ancestors

 

RISD Museum of Art

20 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island
02903

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Museum Director: John W. Smith
Assistant to the Director : Danielle Kachapis
www.risdmuseum.org
401.454.6500
 
 
Hours
Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
Third Thursday until 9 pm 
 
Admission is free every Sunday (10 am–5 pm) and on the third Thursday eve of each month (5–9 pm).
 
The RISD Museum is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families. Learn more.
 
 

About the Museum

Southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum, the RISD Museum—was established in 1874. Its permanent collection of more than 91,000 objects includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world—including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the latest in contemporary art. The Museum also offers a wide array of educational and public programs to more than 100,000 visitors annually.

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Egyptian Mummy at the RISD Museum

 

 

 

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    RISD Museum Gallery talk
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    RISD Museum visitors
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    Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art South Main Street entrance
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    Hands-on art instruction during Gallery Night Providence
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    RISD Museum of Art
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    Debra Mann Trio performs on Gallery Night at the RISD Museum
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    risd works - museum store featuring work by alumnae
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• November 1, 2016

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