Art Museums and Art Centers

John Smith, Director of the RISD Museum of Art, Lisa Goddard, the Director of the Newport Art Museum, and Richard Fishman, from the Center for Creative Arts, Brown University, talk about their institutions and examine the role of art museums and art centers in the community, and try to answer more general questions: what role does art play in our lives, and why does art matter?


Hosted by: Martina Windels
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.
Producer: Richard Goulis
Director: Pablo J. Mijares
Audio: Andrew Gannon
Video: Scott Saracen
Videotape: Daniel Alves
Lighting: Joseph Brathwaite
Cameras: Patrick O’brien, Michael Mercurio, Theodore DiLucia
SteadiCam: Joseph Brathwaite
Additional Camera: Matrix Video
Editor: Scott Saracen
Makeup: Kirsten Brusse, Joli Visage
Consultant: Candita Clayton
RISD photography by: Erik Gould, David O’Connor, Tony Powell
Newport Art Museum photography courtesy of: Newport Art Museum
Richard Fishman video excerpts courtesy of: NetWorks Video Production
Set Design: Richard Goulis
Music: Keith Munslow
Rug courtesy of: Meg Little

For Rhode Island PBS:

Program Director: Kathryn Larsen
Production Manager: David Marseglia

Produced in association with Rhode Island PBS

About The Author
- A topical discussion program co-produced by NetWorks Rhode Island and Rhode Island PBS. It addresses issues facing artists in Rhode Island and is designed to heighten awareness of the artistic community within Rhode Island.

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