Power brokers of the Renaissance, the Medici family of Florence created numerous villas in the Tuscan countryside. These buildings revived the glories of the classical world and served as gathering for the great minds of the age. This lecture will focus on the twelve Medici villa immortalized in a cycle of paintings (c. 1600) by Giusto Utens. From the intimate house in Fiesole to the grand palace at Pratolino, each building is a time capsule of a lost age.
Why have some of the most interesting contemporary artists working today abandoned the traditional materials of art to work with rubber, sugar, gold and oil, chalk, soap and shoelaces? Join us as Leora Maltz-Leca, Redwood’s Curator of Contemporary Projects explores how contemporary artists like Kader Attia and Pascale Marthine Tayou, Kara Walker and Berni Searle activate the social histories and material politics embedded in their material choices, harnessing the messy materials of the world to plumb the histories and associations of everyda
The Redwood is pleased to welcome pianist Itay Goren in his debut concert in the historic Harrison Room, featuring works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Modest Mussorgsky. $10 for Members; $20 for Non-members. Call 401-847-0292 for reservations or register online below.
In honor of George Washington's birthday, on February 22 at 11:30 am a brief program will be presented and wreath laying by the Sons of the Revolution and the Artillery Company of Newport will stage a salute on the Redwood lawn by the statue of George Washington.
Have you ever wondered what was inside the books kept shuttered in the Harrison Room? Have you asked yourself what makes a book intellectually valuable enough to be in the vault? Please join Special Collections staff, as we present a sampling of our vast offerings from the vault and allow you first-hand interaction with some of our treasures. Call 401-847-0292 for reservations or register online.
It is our pleasure to welcome back acclaimed pianist, I-Heung Lee, for another special performance in the historic Harrison Room. Ms. Lee's concert will feature works by Leschetizky, Liszt, Mozart and more.
Explore the idea of time in contemporary art: how artists test it, tell it, stretch it and rewind it. It looks at the temporary in the notion of the contemporary, and ponders the time of forgetting; the time of waiting. The talk primarily addresses two contemporary art installations, Sarah Sze’s Time Keeper (2016) and William Kentridge’s The Refusal of Time (2012) to assess how the politics and histories of time shape these monumental artworks.