Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coming to RI: Finishing Touches!

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as we finalize our Coming to Rhode Island exhibit.  Here are some final peeks at the installation process.

Exhibit designer Chris and muralist Harley Bartlett hanging Harley’s incredibly beautiful murals in the Fort Adams gallery – more on the mural process later.

Crew member Mark grinding the cannon created for the Fort gallery in partnership with Cumberland Foundry – more on that later, too!

Chris installing the railing for the Fort’s second level.  It’s very fun to climb the ladders and onto the deck!

RISD student Lisa working on the wheelbarrows for kids to cart foam bricks and stones around the Fort.

Chris installing “story cubes,” one of several activities exploring culture and diversity in the exhibit’s Story Center.  The cubes are particularly important because they share a dozen stories of a variety of real Rhode Islanders who have come to and settled in our state, expanding on the four stories told in the galleries.

Crew member Zach putting the finishing touches on the exhibit’s vibrant entryway.

Graphic designer Valerie mounting photos and labels in the Story Center.

We’re very nearly ready for you, thanks to the months of hard work of the exhibits team and the critical contributions of our many partners.  Come see for yourselves all weekend long, beginning Friday, November 18 at 9:00 AM!

Coming to Rhode Island is supported by The Champlin Foundations; The Children's Workshop Foundation; CollegeBound Saver; June Rockwell Levy Foundation; Murray Family Charitable Foundation; The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund; Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities; The Ryan Family Foundation; and Nancy Smith Worthen, in memory of Margaret L. Worthen (as of November 14).  The Irish gallery was developed in collaboration with The Museum of Newport Irish History and the Fort Adams Trust.

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