Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA): Help Make It Real.

[ 4 ] February 8, 2011 |

Transfer your energy to the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), a growing group of creatives working to establish an educational space in the Providence area for kids ages 11 and up. (That includes adults!) Think sand, sound, sculpture, rainbows, rockets, rivets  — science and nature experienced through the senses. Artful, open-ended exhibits will aim to kindle curiosity and encourage experimentation.

The signs will say: Please Touch.

Last year, RIMOSA got its non-profit status and designed and tested exhibits at Waterfire, Maker Faire and AS220’s Foo Fest. In March, RIMOSA debuts its first major installation, “Metamorphosis: Transfer of Energy,” at Pawtucket’s Slater Mill. To raise money to build and stage the exhibit, RIMOSA holds a Feb. 24 fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Slater Mill.

RIMOSA exhibitThe evening promises to be engaging. David Macaulay, RISD graduate, MacArthur Genius, and best-selling illustrator and author of The Way Things Work, will riff on the intersection of science and art. He’ll sign books, too. In keeping with RIMOSA’s interactive ethos, entertainer Marvelous Marvin (a RIMOSA board member) will stroll the mill performing science shorts while Community Music Works provides a classical soundtrack. And, of course, there will be wine to drink, food to nosh, and RIMOSA exhibits to play with.

For more information about RIMOSA, and the evening with David Macaulay, visit www.rimosa.org.

Category: community news, museums


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. S says:

    too bad it’s during Feb break. would have loved to go. Anisa, thanks for keeping us informed on all that is fabulous (and not) in RI.

  2. Marcia M. Fowler Marcia says:

    This sounds great. So nice to see a place in mind for pre-teens and up.
    Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to reading more about it.

  3. Margaret says:

    Oh cool I think I even have that night free-having been sole responsible parent for the previous 4 nights!. I just love David Macaulay’s work and was inspired by the show which included video of him speaking at RISD Museum in 2008.

  4. How had I not heard of this organization?! So cool!

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