Virtual Exhibit Opening | Sherds!
Mon. Apr 12

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Pottery has proven to be a critical archaeological resource due to its widespread use and accessibility throughout time. Sometimes archaeologists find whole pots during their excavations, but more often than not they encounter broken pieces called sherds. This exhibit looks at archaeologists’ experiences with sherds and what these seemingly insignificant pieces of pottery can tell us about the past. Curated by Jinette Jimenez ’21 for the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.

This Is America: Design Practices and Memorializing Difficult Histories
Tues. Apr 13, 4pm

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The series explores various issues and concerns related to the difficult history of slavery in public space and how the slave past is represented in monumental form. Design Practices and Memorializing Difficult Histories considers design studios and architectural groups who have engaged design to create memorials related to the slave past and historic racial violence. Renée Ater will be in conversation with Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee of RE:site Studio, Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schuman of After Architecture, and Dayton Schroeter and Julian Arrington of the Smith Group—Washington, DC.

Comparative Literature Graduate Student Speaker Series
Wed. Apr 14, 6pm

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Kara Keeling, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studeies at the University of Chicago. Kara Keeling's research has focused on African American film, theories of race, sexuality, and gender in cinema, critical theory, and cultural studies. Current
research involves issues of temporality, media and black and queer cultural politics; digital media, globalization, and difference; and Gilles Deleuze and liberation theory. Queer Times, Black Futures (NYU Press, 2019) explores how the speculative fictions of cinema, music, and literature that center black existence provide scenarios wherein we might imagine alternative worlds, queer and otherwise. In doing so, Keeling offers a sustained meditation on contemporary investments in futurity, speculation, and technology, paying particular attention to their significance to queer and black freedom.


Arts Intern Providence
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For over 20 years, the Arts Intern program has worked with museums across the country to create early career opportunities for college students interested in the arts and cultural field. Join an information meeting to learn how you can apply for paid internships that provide authentic work experience and professional networking opportunities at organizations in your city. Participating institutions include RISD Museum, Providence Children’s Museum, and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Positions are available in a range of departments, including Curatorial, Collections, Education, Design, and Marketing.

Submit to Judaica
Deadline: April 18

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Judaica is a space for work by Jewish creators to be considered within a Jewish lense. The term ‘Jewish creators’ acknowledges the vast diversity of Jewish backgrounds and experiences, and is open to anyone who identifies as Jewish regardless of their personal practices and belief systems. Judaica is a space for both overtly and covertly Jewish art. That is, both art that codes itself as Jewish through the use of easily recognizable imagery and symbols, and art that is not explicitly recognizable as Jewish, but contains ideas or themes that relate to the creator’s Jewish identity. Judaica aims to combat the room-of-silence phenomena by creating a space explicitly for creators to have their work talked about within a Jewish context. Without any preconceived notions of what the self-identified Jewish artist has to be or look like, Judaica aims to amplify the voices of Jewish artists, and to be the first step in a larger conversation connecting Jewish art-makers in the RISD and Brown communities.

VA Gives

Wendy V. Edwards Painting Fund

We are so thankful for the outpouring of support we received in honor of Wendy Edwards, Professor Emerita of Visual Art, who retired this past spring from Brown after forty years of dedicated service. A passionate supporter of arts education and an inspiring figure on College Hill, Professor Emerita Edwards is greatly missed.

To honor Professor Emerita Edwards’ legacy at Brown, the Department of Visual Art established the Wendy Edwards Painting Fund in November 2019, with a goal of raising $100,000. Due to the efforts of our loyal alumni and friends, we have raised $56,775 to date! Once the additional $43,225 is raised, the fund will provide support for the students of the Department of Visual Art in perpetuity as an endowed fund, in the name of Professor Emerita Edwards.

Please join us in making a gift in celebration of Professor Emerita Edwards and her time at Brown. This fund will serve as a lasting reminder of her commitment to her students and her craft. 

To make a gift online, follow the
link here, check the box for “other” and fill in the designation field as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” To make a gift by check or money order, follow these instructions, designating your gift on the memo line as “Wendy Edwards Painting Supply Current-Use Fund.” 

If you have questions about making a gift, please contact
Jeffrey Cabral, Senior Director of Development for the Brown Arts Initiative. 
Thank you for your support.

Leslie Bostrom
Professor and Chair, Department of Visual Art

View the
virtual tour of Luscious: Paintings and Drawings by Wendy Edwards, a 40-year retrospective at the David Winton Bell Gallery, and watch Professor Emerita Wendy Edwards In conversation with Ruth Fine.

Please Remember

Everyone is required to:
Follow all Brown University, CDC, and State of RI guidelines; review the information on the
Healthy Brown webpage; wear a face covering at all times unless other permissions are in place to support this; practice physical distancing guidelines; wash hands often and sanitize; follow our "clean if your touch" policy; bump doors open as much as possible; keep a contact journal outlining who you have been in direct contact with; self-monitor for high temperatures; and stay home if you feel sick.

When inside the List Art Building, please keep in mind these measures to help protect the students, faculty, and staff working in the building:
Only one person at a time should occupy the elevators.
Stairwells: the North stairwell (Waterman Street side) is designated for UP foot traffic only. The South stairwell (College Street side) is designated for DOWN foot traffic only.
Sanitizing stations: There are several hand and surface sanitizing options located on each floor. Please sanitize or wash your hands often. Please wipe down any surfaces that you touch.
Bathrooms: The bathroom on the 2nd floor is for faculty and staff working in the List Art Building. There are additional bathrooms located in the basement, and on levels 3, 4, and 5.
Lounge areas: All couches, chairs, benches, and white tables will be removed. All cafe spaces outside studios will be removed.
Assigned Workstations: All students in hybrid courses will have assigned workstations in the classroom. Always use your assigned studio space/desk when working during class AND outside of class time.

Studio Monitor Hours & Building Access During Non-class Times
Studio Monitor Hours give students enrolled in hybrid VISA courses the opportunity to work in studios outside of class time. The following studios will staff a monitor during Studio Monitor Hours: Black + White Darkroom, Book Arts Studio, Painting Studio, and Sculpture Studio on Sunday-Wednesday from 6pm-11pm. A monitor will not be staffed for the Digital Print Lab/Lighting Studio, Printmaking Studio, and Foundations Studios for the Spring '21 semester. Students enrolled in hybrid courses, senior Honors students, and certain ISP students may use the labs and studios outside of Lab Monitor Hours anytime from 7am-11pm Monday-Friday. Everyone must leave the building no later than 11pm. Certain equipment and machinery will be off limits and locked down when there is not a lab monitor present.

VA Office Closed on Fridays
The Department of Visual Art office will be closed on Fridays. Visual Art staff is available remotely. Please email the staff if you have a question or to set up a virtual meeting.

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