thru Mar . 12 “ Take Care ” Exhibition
1“ Take Care ” is curated by museum staff on the Climate Emergency Sustainability Task Force . Prints , photographs , paintings , decorative arts , clothing and objects of cultural heritage from the collection examine themes of local and global sustainability , materials and repair , biodiversity , oceans and pollution , deforestation , Indigenous kinship to the land and resource extraction . 224 Benefit St ., Providence , risdmuseum . org
3 thru Aug . 6 “ Past Made Present ” Exhibition The exhibition explores the long but relatively unacknowledged shadow the Dutch cast over early modern history and art history . Three sections explore overlapping themes of self-presentation , wealth production , portraiture and personhood . Juxtaposing more than thirty paintings , prints , photographs , textiles and works of jewelry , the exhibition presents contemporary and historical works from RISD ’ s collection that date from the 1600s through today . 224 Benefit St ., Providence , risdmuseum . org
thru Oct . 23 Social Security
11 This hilarious Broadway comedy surrounds a married couple who are art
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dealers . Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife ’ s goody-goody nerd of a sister , her uptight CPA husband and her archetypal Jewish mother . They are there to try to save their college-student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex . The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly minimalist artist who is the art dealers ’ best client . 102 Connell Hwy ., Newport , newportplayhouse . com
thru Oct . 9 Describe the
15 Night by Rajiv Joseph This thrilling and epic play by the author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo follows the unlikely lives of seven Russians – soldiers and poets , KGB agents and babushkas – more than ninety years as they unearth mysteries buried by decades of history , myth , conspiracy theories and blood . 1245 Jefferson Blvd ., Warwick , gammtheatre . org
16 – 17
“ Making Time : Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration ” On Friday , join the Brown Arts Institute for their fall opening celebration of “ Marking Time : Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration ,” featuring a panel with exhibition curator Dr . Nicole Fleetwood and artists Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter , Mark Loughney , and Jared Owens . Artist panel 6 – 7 p . m ., opening party 7 – 9 p . m .
Q & A
Tania Miller , Interim Principal Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
What is the most exciting part of your role ?
To be on the stage with the orchestra , making music in the moment of performance – the sound is powerful and has the potential to completely submerge all of us within it , along with this extraordinary experience of traveling through
PHOTO COURTESY OF TODD ROSENBERG the highs and lows , emotions , brilliance and hushed moments of the music . As a conductor , I feel like I am the conduit for the energy of the orchestra , listening , reacting , leading and focusing all of its intention into one spontaneous one-time experience .
What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season ?
The programming for the upcoming season is epic . Opening with the extraordinary Also sprach Zarathustra ( the opening made famous by Kubrick ’ s 2001 : A Space Odyssey ) and finishing with the thrilling Verdi Requiem , this season has so many beautiful works , talented conductors and soloists , including Jaime Laredo performing Vivaldi ’ s Four Seasons and Bernstein ’ s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story . 667 Waterman Ave ., East Providence , riphil . org
On Saturday , join artists from “ Making Time ” for familyoriented tours of the exhibition at the Bell Gallery from 1 – 3 p . m . Free and open to the public . Brown Arts Institute , Cohen Gallery , 154 Angell St ., Providence ; David Winton Bell Gallery , 64 College St ., Providence , arts . brown . edu
Nov . 21 Artists ’
26thru Exchange ’ s
Learn a new art form this fall as we dive into classes in ceramics , 2D design , painting , animation , theater and much more . Sign up for seven weeks , one-time workshops , or take home some art kits designed to suit every learner ’ s comfort level . All ages welcome . 50 Rolfe Sq ., Cranston , artists-exchange . org
Daniel Bernard Roumain ’ s “ The Telling ”
“ The Telling ” is a new collection of original live works by renowned Haitian-American composer , violinist and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain . Through instrumental solos , dance and chamber music , the artists reflect upon and respond to the forces of crisis and communion in our lives , telling stories of our anger , anguish and enduring hope . 8 p . m . WaterFire Arts Center , 475 Valley St ., Providence , firstworks . org
* Please note due to space restrictions , the listings of performances is not comprehensive and priority has been give to the advertisers in our Encore special section .
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