Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ancient and Medieval art galleries revamped at Rhode Island Museum

As a major launching pad for young artists and designers, the Rhode Island School of Design is necessarily focused on the future. It’s a place where the cutting-edge is commonplace.

But on Friday, the past, not the future, will take center stage as the school’s Museum of Art unveils two newly renovated gallery areas — one devoted to ancient Greek and Roman art, the other to paintings, sculptures and other artworks from the Medieval and early Renaissance eras.

According to museum officials, the year-long $1.4-million renovation campaign represents the galleries’ first major overhaul since the 1930s.

Click here to read the full article from the Providence Journal