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Brits invade Rhode Island School of Design museum

Posted by Paul Kandarian  November 11, 2011 07:48 AM

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Contemporary British art is on display through Jan. 8 at the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. "Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection," showcases more than 100 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures demonstrating the British contribution to a variety of movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Photorealism. With one of the largest collections of contemporary British art in the world, RISD’s exhibition features the work of John Parks, Jim Lambie, Bridget Riley, Yinka Shonibare, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Rachel Whitehead. Providence native Richard Brown Baker, who died in 2002 at the age of 89, donated a multitude of British works to the museum, and established the Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art to allow the museum to acquire new works by living British artists. Many of the exhibit’s artists are represented at the Tate and other important collections, but are not seen in depth at American museums, RISD officials said.

Those harboring a love of the all things British and edible, the Duck & Bunny, a restaurant on Wickenden Street, is offering a "Made in the UK" promotion, where $18 gets you a traditional afternoon tea, any time of the day, which includes five finger sandwiches, a homemade scone with jams and imported Devonshire cream, mini-cupcakes, sweets and an individual pot of one of the eatery’s 25 locally blended teas. For information, visit http://www.theduckandbunny.com/, or call 401-270-3300.

Admission to the RISD exhibit is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $3 for college students and youths ages five to 18. For more information, visit http://www.risdmuseum.org/

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