A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Object Thursday: Landscapes

Blackstone Canal, 1828-1848

While we have been concentrating on disaster recovery over the past several weeks (and the gallery has some new photos), the real joy of working at the RIHS is working with the Collections.

This year’s theme is Rhode Island Landscapes and Seascapes, and while you make think Surf & Turf as dinner time approaches, there’s so much more to Rhode Island’s landscape history.

From the just-released newsletter cover (check your mailbox, or join us now!) to downtown Providence at the turn of the last century, the RIHS is home to an eclectic collection of landscape paintings.

Exchange Place ca. 1915 by Usher F. DeVoll

To celebrate this year’s interpretive theme, check out the new Landscape Paintings Gallery on our website, and enjoy a view of the past from the comfort of home.

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