February 12-18: Valentine’s Day, Datamatch, Long Weekend


Monday, February 12

Event: Trivia Night at the Malted Barley Providence

Location: The Malted Barley

Time: 7:00 p.m.

*NEW* The Malted Barley’s Trivia Night! They have partnered with Team Trivia New England and Ballast Point Brewing Company for a fun night out – come enjoy fun trivia, prizes, and giveaways!

Tuesday, February 13

Event: From Baghdad to Paris: Tales from a New York Times correspondent

Location: 85 Waterman

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Across Europe and the Middle East, America’s reputation can be a complicated mix of scorn and power. Alissa Rubin ’80, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and Paris Bureau Chief for the New York Times, will discuss the American image abroad, the impact on peace and war, and the changing role of journalism today.

Moderated by Catherine Lutz, Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies and Professor of Anthropology, and director of the Costs of War project.

Alissa Rubin joined The New York Times in January 2007 as a correspondent in Baghdad and covered Iraq and Afghanistan, becoming bureau chief in Baghdad in the fall of 2008, and then moving to Afghanistan in October 2009, becoming bureau chief there a couple of months later. She was in Kabul for almost four years, leaving in the late summer of 2013 to take up the job as Paris bureau chief. However, she continued to work on projects in Afghanistan and joined the team covering the Islamic State’s takeover of northern and western Iraq in 2014. That August, she was seriously injured and nearly killed in a helicopter crash in Kurdistan, covering the beleaguered Yazidis.

Ms. Rubin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1980 from Brown University with an honors degree in Renaissance studies and a minor in classics (Latin). She is a winner of a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting; the 2015 John Chancellor Award for journalistic achievement; a 2010 Overseas Press Association award for a piece on women suicide bombers titled “How Baida Wanted to Die,” and a 1992 Washington Monthly award for a piece that appeared in the Washington City Paper, “What People Talk About When They Talk About Abortion.”

Wednesday, February 14


Location: Your email

Time: 7 a.m.


Thursday, February 15

Event: Third Thursday

Location: RISD Museum

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Experience art in new ways through performances, snippets of conversation, hands-on art-making, and encounters with contemporary artists. This month, join us for The Art of Race, presented in partnernship with the Center for Reconciliation (registration required); a talk and reading by Walker Mettling, the Museum’s 2017 Artist Fellow; and a conversation with artist Justin Kimball. Bring your work buddy, your studio neighbor, an old friend or a new date and start your evening with Third Thursday.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Work in Process and student performances
Chat with students to learn about their processes and techniques and encounter performance art in the galleries.

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Hands-on Art
Make your own work, inspired by art and design on view.

6 – 7:30 p.m.: The Art of Race (registration required!)
Join staff from The Center for Reconciliation and the Museum to explore slavery, the slave trade, racial identity, and reconciliation through the Museum’s collection of decorative arts.

6 p.m.: Artist Talk – Justin Kimball
Photographer and RISD alum Justin Kimball in conversation about his solo exhibition, Elegy, on view now.

6 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Ways of Looking: Dance
Discover your own perspective on art and design through guided conversation.

7 p.m.: Artist Fellowship Presentation – Walkeer Mettlling
2017 Artist Fellow Walker Mettling reads from his new screen printed book, “On Display in A Gallery That No Longer Exists,” and talks about his research into a variety of masks in the Ethnographic Art collection.

7 – 8:30 p.m.: Community MusicWorks Sonata Series
Pianist Jeff Louie performs Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Violin, No. 3 with violinist Luke Fatora and Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata, Op. 34 with Jesse Holstein.

Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18



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