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Rare books, prints at RISD Museum

By stephanie - June 15, 2015
The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design recently unveiled its latest exhibit, a display of rarely seen prints and books that capture the festivals of early modern Europe. “The Festive City,” drawn from the collections of the RISD Museum, the Brown University’s John Hay Library and collector Vincent J. Buonanno, depict the lavish festivals commissioned by the papal court, civic governments, aristocrats and others for special occasions. The images are marked by their presentations of architecture and fireworks and originally served to publicize the festivals to international audiences. When: onging through Sunday, July 14, 2013 Where: Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 224 Benefit St., Providence Additional Information: Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Admission: $12 adults, $10 ages 62 and up, $5 college students, $3 youth 5 to 18, free for members, children younger than 5. Admission is free Sundays and on the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. The museum will be closed Jan. 1. For more information, call (401) 454-6500 or visit the website. Website: www.risdmuseum.org

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