Local baseball fans are accustomed to watching Sunday afternoon games and getting a beer at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket or Fenway Park in Boston. But it wasn’t always this way. A new book by the Providence Journal’s deputy editorial page editor, Edward Achorn, describes how Sunday games and beer sales were once controversial. His book, “The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,” describes 1883 as the groundbreaking season that remade baseball as the national pastime.
The humble list is the focus of a new exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum. The lists provide added insight into the artists who kept them.
The RISD Museum has on display a collection of 80 lists, most of them written by artists. The collection is on loan from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. The most prominent artist featured is Pablo Picasso. A yellowed four-by six-inch piece of paper contains his recommendations of artists for a 1913 exhibition.
The Rhode Island School of Design has received a private donation of $1M to fund international relationships. RIPR’s John Bender has more.
A $1M donation coming from Bangalore, India to RISD is the largest international gift the school has ever received. The money will be used to fund a visiting faculty position, specifically, artists and scholars connected to India.
RISD has had study abroad programs to India, and Provost Rosanne Somerson is excited to now bring scholars from India to RISD
In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. Rhode Island Public Radio is looking at this growing demographic in a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island.”
Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bradley Campbell talked with Warwick’s, Ken Fish. He’s spent most of his life in Rhode Island, and is a leader for gay rights. They started their conversation examining how has life changed for the gay community over the decades.
In less than 20 years, a quarter of the state’s population will be older than 60. In a series we call “The Silver Boom: Aging in Rhode Island” we’re looking at how the state will take care of this expanding older population and how Rhode Island benefits from its older residents. For example, they are the memory keepers, the informal historians of the state’s rich past.
"Groundbreaking” is the word used in the press release announcing Festival Ballet Providence’s program this weekend at the Vets in Providence. And you know what? That’s probably not just publicity hype.