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Take a seat and consider the chair
Richard Prince's 2008 "Nurse Hat Chair" sits next to a gothic French "Joined Chair" in the first gallery of the extensive "Sit Down!" — book-ending the six centuries of chairs represented in the exhibit.
Form + function
| December 10, 2010
2009: Worth another look
The lousy economy hit home this year as Stairwell Gallery in Providence and Yes Gallery in Warren closed their doors.
The gallery highlights of 2009
| December 25, 2009
Architecture of Heaven and Earth
Looking at the wavy roofs of Félix Candela's most iconic structures, like the restaurant Los Manatiales (1958) in Mexico City, I think of pinwheels or the fluttering dress of a spinning dancer.
Félix Candela's curves, Walter Gropius's boxes
| September 04, 2009
States of the art
In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
| June 12, 2009
Slideshow: Marcel Breuer at RISD
The RISD Museum presents "Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture," a major retrospective of the late Bauhaus designer's furniture and buildings, through July 19.
"Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture" at RISD Museum through July 19
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| May 01, 2009
The Chair Man
It is one of the icons of 20th-century design. What distinguishes Marcel Breuer's B34 armchair from 1928 is its materials (fabric seats slung between steel tubing) and the lack of rear legs.
A major Breuer retrospective opens at RISD
| April 17, 2009
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
| September 25, 2008
Hearts of glass
In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
| March 19, 2008
Like countless others, when I was a student and moving each year from dorm to apartment and then to another apartment, I made bookshelves out of bricks and planks of wood.
“Living in Motion: Design and Architecture for Flexible Dwelling” at the ICA
| February 22, 2006
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