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The Rhode Island Museum of Art and Science (RIMOSA) recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The museum's goal has been to focus on the intersection between art and science, two forces whose modern disciplines unleash curiosity, observation, experimentation and communication toward new thinking.
"The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art is dedicated to creating a hands-on, interactive museum in Rhode Island for older children," museum board member Bonnie Epstien said. "Those who have graduated from the Providence Children's Museum. It will be a place where they can explore, create and imagine."
MacArthur Genius and Caldecott Award winning author David Macaulay will give an informal talk about the junction of art and science at a fundraising event at Slater Mill on Thursday, Feb. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. This event will help support an exhibition that RIMOSA is installing this March at Slater Millâs gallery in the Blackstone Valley Visitorâs Center â across the street from the Mill.
Macaulay is the author of numerous books, most notably, The Way Things Work, Black and White and in 2010, Built To Last. He also hosted a PBS documentary on the World of Ancient Engineering: The Pyramid.
âWe are so delighted to have David Macaulay speak,â RIMOSA board member Bonnie Epstein said. âHe is an artist, an author, with a curious brain. He is a personal hero to many of us on the RIMOSA board, and we feelÂ he truly embodies theÂ combination of art, science and curiosity that inspires us.â
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