Exhibition -- PORTALS: The History of the Future, Artists' Creations

Monday, July 4, 2016

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)

Repeats every day until Sat Jul 30 2016 .
Fri, 2016-07-01 (All day)
Sat, 2016-07-02 (All day)
Sun, 2016-07-03 (All day)
Mon, 2016-07-04 (All day)
Tue, 2016-07-05 (All day)
Wed, 2016-07-06 (All day)
Thu, 2016-07-07 (All day)
Fri, 2016-07-08 (All day)
Sat, 2016-07-09 (All day)
Sun, 2016-07-10 (All day)
Mon, 2016-07-11 (All day)
Tue, 2016-07-12 (All day)
Wed, 2016-07-13 (All day)
Thu, 2016-07-14 (All day)
Fri, 2016-07-15 (All day)
Sat, 2016-07-16 (All day)
Sun, 2016-07-17 (All day)
Mon, 2016-07-18 (All day)
Tue, 2016-07-19 (All day)
Wed, 2016-07-20 (All day)
Thu, 2016-07-21 (All day)
Fri, 2016-07-22 (All day)
Sat, 2016-07-23 (All day)
Sun, 2016-07-24 (All day)
Mon, 2016-07-25 (All day)
Tue, 2016-07-26 (All day)
Wed, 2016-07-27 (All day)
Thu, 2016-07-28 (All day)
Fri, 2016-07-29 (All day)
Sat, 2016-07-30 (All day)

Visit this exhibit during the Library's open hours.

Our 2016 exhibition, Portals: The History of the Future, has highlighted the material trails left by the people of the past as they looked to the future, including imaginative visions of futures that never came to pass, illustrations of fantastical contraptions, reflections on the nature of time, and other artifacts testifying to a human desire to visit eras besides our own.

During the month of July, our exhibit cases will contain creative works by Rhode Islanders made during, and inspired by, PORTALS.  The huge variety of notes, originals, drafts, and finished products will illuminate artists' processes while showcasing the many ingenious ways that library users interact with our collections.

Cases will feature original drafts of comics from the most recent issue of Providence Sunday Wipeout, including work by 2016 Creative Fellow Walker Mettling, Jeremy Ferris, Dailen Williams, and others; candles from Burke & Hare Co. featuring historic images from Special Collections; song lyrics by Joe DeGeorge based on records in the Rhode Island index; futuristic headdresses and clothing designed by teens with instruction through RISD Continuing Education; sketches, letterpress prints, 2-dimensional action figures, and more!