October 30, 2014
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'America in view' at RISD Museum of Art
Don Fowler
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The Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design is truly one of our state’s treasures.

Over the years they have offered outstanding special exhibits by world-renowned artists.

Their fall exhibit, which runs through January 13, 2013, is titled “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 To Now”.

Museum Director, John W. Smith, describes the exhibit of over 150 photographs spanning 150 years as “a broad panorama of our country’s topographies and correlating narratives that reveals a nation’s ambitions and failings, beauty and loss, politics and personal stories.

“The landscape has inspired and challenged artists since the earliest days of our nation,” Smith said. The remarkable works in this exhibition not only capture photography’s evolving relationship with the landscape, but also trace the larger narrative of America itself.”

You’ll enjoy the photography of the more familiar artists, like Ansel Adams and Harry Callahan, plus a variety of talents, including some whose names have been lost over the years.

Sally Mann, frequently referred to as “America’s Best Photographer”, has a number of pieces on exhibit. Mann’s works were recently included in a play at Trinity Rep.

Photos range from an unusual view of a toxic water treatment facility in Arkansas to a rock formation on Martha’s Vineyard to a panorama of downtown Providence circa 1900.

While most of the photographs were not intended to be framed and hung, collectively they make a fascinating exhibit. RISD also has an excellent bound collection available for sale.

While you are attending the exhibit, be sure to check out the expansive museum which houses more than 86,000 objects, ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists from all over the world.

You may enter the museum from its original building at 224 Benefit St., or the new connecting building at 20 North Main St.

Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

General admission is $12, $10 for seniors. $3 youth, 5-18 years old, Free admission every third Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is a bit easier to find on Sunday. The Museum is fully accessible.

@B_Byline Name:By DON FOWLER

@T_Basic:The Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design is truly one of our state’s treasures. Over the years they have offered outstanding special exhibits by world-renowned artists.

Their fall exhibit, which runs through Jan. 13, 2013 is titled “America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 To Now.” Museum Director John W. Smith describes the exhibit of over 150 photographs spanning 150 years as “a broad panorama of our country’s topographies and correlating narratives that reveals a nation’s ambitions and failings, beauty and loss, politics and personal stories.

“The landscape has inspired and challenged artists since the earliest days of our nation,” Smith said. “The remarkable works in this exhibition not only capture photography’s evolving relationship with the landscape, but also trace the larger narrative of America itself.”

You’ll enjoy the photography of the more familiar artists, like Ansel Adams and Harry Callahan, plus a variety of talents, including some whose names have been lost over the years.

Sally Mann, frequently referred to as “America’s Best Photographer,” has a number of pieces on exhibit. Mann’s works were recently included in a play at Trinity Rep.

Photos range from an unusual view of a toxic water treatment facility in Arkansas to a rock formation on Martha’s Vineyard to a panorama of downtown Providence circa 1900.

While most of the photographs were not intended to be framed and hung, collectively they make a fascinating exhibit. RISD also has an excellent bound collection available for sale.

While you are attending the exhibit, be sure to check out the expansive museum which houses more than 86,000 objects, ranging from ancient art to work by contemporary artists from all over the world. You may enter the museum from its original building at 224 Benefit St., or the new connecting building at 20 North Main St.

Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – closed Mondays.

General admission is $12, $10 for seniors, $3 youth, 5-18 years old, free admission every third Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is a bit easier to find on Sunday. The museum is fully accessible.


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