Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall previews: RISD’s Chace Center and more

The big, game-changing news of Providence’s fall arts season is the completion of the RISD Museum’s Chace Center at 20 North Main Street in Providence. The building, which is pictured here, offers new exhibition, education, retail, auditorium, and administrative space — and frees up new space for galleries in the museum’s old buildings. It opens with a free admission day on September 27 from 10 am to 10 pm — which is also the opening of exhibits of two major artists, Dale Chihuly and David Macaulay, who taught at RISD and exemplify pillars of the school’s program: exquisite craftsmanship and illustration.

I talk more about what the fall offers for art in Providence here. And Randi Hopkins, my colleague at the Phoenix, previews autumn art in Boston here.


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