Category Archives: Chapter Meetings

Fall Joint Chapter Meeting, ARLIS/NE and VRA/NE – Friday, October 12, 2018

RSVP – Please use this form to RSVP by Monday, October 8, 2018.

You are invited to attend the Fall 2018 joint chapter meeting between ARLIS/NE and VRA-NE, to be held at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) in Worcester, MA on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Sarah Gillis, Associate Registrar for Collection Documentation at WAM, and VRA/NE Chapter Chair, has planned a great day for all of us.  Along with having time to meet and catch up with colleagues, we will have the chance to tour the museum’s current exhibition, The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscape from the New York Historical Society, along with the Salisbury Mansion.  Time is also set aside for a lightning round session to discuss current issues in our work.  Please see the agenda for the day’s program.

We look forward to seeing everyone on October 12th!

Spring Meeting in Providence – Friday, May 11, 2018

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Agenda – Full meeting agenda with all details is available here.  Brief agenda below.

ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting | Providence, Rhode Island | Friday, May 11, 2018

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Tour of DownCity DesignEmily Sellon will be our guide to explain the organization’s work and history.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Break and a 15-minute walk to One Empire Plaza, Room 228 (150 Empire Street).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Chapter business meeting.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch and a chance to explore a little bit of Providence.  Please see the full agnenda suggested dining options.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Brown University’s Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell Street), home to the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI).  Chira DelSesto, Associate Director of the BAI, will be our guide for a tour of the building and a discussion of the work and history of the Brown Arts Initiative.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Walk from the Granoff Center to the David Winton Bell Gallery (located in the Albert and Vera List Art Building, 64 College Street) to view the 33⁰ exhibition.  On the walk over, we will see three of the five large-scale photomurals (mounted on various Brown University buildings) that are part of the exhibition.

Fall Chapter Meeting at the Clark Art Institute

2017 ARLIS/NA NE & Upstate NY Fall Chapter Meeting 
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA,
Friday October 13, 2017

9 am – 10 am Refreshments and welcome

10 am – 11 am ARLIS/NA Chapter business meetings (NE and Upstate NY)

11am  – 12:30 Choose one of two gallery tours: looking at prints in the new Print Room with Jay Clarke, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; or a walk through the newly installed Decorative Arts galleries with Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate

12:30 – 2pm Lunch at the Clark’s Cafe 7 with an option to purchase a brown bag lunch and eat al fresco

2 – 4pm View highlights from the Library’s Special Collections. View the permanent collections and stroll the grounds at the Clark

4 – 4:30pm Refreshments and farewell

RSVP by October 2, 2017

Spring Meeting at Roger Williams University – April 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the agenda for the ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting in Bristol, Rhode Island on Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Schedule

Roger Williams University School of Architecture Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Gather in the Exhibition Gallery in the SAAHP building for check-in and conversation with coffee, tea and a light breakfast.

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Presentation by Sara A. Butler, Professor of Art and Architectural History

“Amazing Groves:  Landscape and Memory at Bristol’s North and South Farms”

Beginning around 1870, George Rogers Hall, the first American to introduce Japanese trees and shrubs to the U.S. in the nineteenth century, established a groundbreaking collection on his estate in Bristol.  This talk examines the importer’s extraordinary garden and the utility of both his plantings and his memory to his heirs and successors.  Over time, stakeholders engaged variously in preservation, transformation, and veneration of the site, reshaping the landscape as they laid claim to his legacy.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Chapter business meeting

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.    

Drive from RWU into downtown Bristol.  Enjoy lunch and a chance to explore Bristol on your own.  Please see below for a list of dining choices.

 

Byfield School, Bristol

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Presentation and tour by Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Art and Chairman of Arts in Common.

Just before 2:00 p.m. we will meet at the Byfield School on the corner of Church Street and High Street on the Bristol Town Common.  Professor Rich will talk about the work that Arts in Common is doing, in collaboration with others, to create an arts and culture district in Bristol.  The early nexus of the district is three former public school buildings currently in various stages of renovation and adaptive reuse.  A Providence Journal article from January provides some background on the project.

Additional Information

For additional details, sights around Bristol, and restaurant recommendations, see this document.