Symposium: The Festive City: Lines of Inquiry

Friday, March 1, 2013

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI

Celebrating the exhibition The Festive City, this symposium welcomes leading art historians, historians, and visual artists in sharing presentations about the relationship between ephemeral events (such as firework displays and staged battles) and their documentation in books, prints, and paintings.

Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Brown University’s Tabak Fund for Italian Studies and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

Reservations required, visit or call 401 709-8402.

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Museum of Art


Museum Members: $20, Non-members: $35, students with ID: free. Fee includes Museum admission and reception.

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The men in this 1903 portrait class were serious about the business at hand.