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Artist Nick Bibby with his sculpture, “Indomitable,” the newest addition to Brown University’s public art collection.


The Providence Journal’s Billy Van Siclen toured Brown University’s exciting public art collection with Bell Gallery Director Jo-Conklin. Read the whole story here. For more information about public art at Brown visit our website.

Brown had a key role in returning stolen artworks after the war ended. He argued against America taking German-owned art as war reparations, and recommended that works of art looted from other countries be brought back to their rightful owners as soon as possible.

Nicholas Brown believes that was his father’s most important contribution as a Monuments Man.”

-ANDY SMITH, Providence Journal Staff Writer

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“The gallery’s first major alumni show will be divided into two installments, with the first opening on February 15 and featuring work by Dawn Clements (graduated 1986), Paul Ramirez Jonas (graduated 1987) and Kerry Tribe (graduated 1997). “We wanted each exhibition to have a diversity of media,” says gallery curator Alexis Lowry Murray on the artist grouping, emphasizing that the show is curated around the totality of all six artists. Regardless of their choice of mediums, Murray notes that all of the alums are “conceptually rigorous in their work,” a trait no doubt linked to their time on campus in the Creative Capitol.”

Read the whole story, here.

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