In context

By PETER KADZIS  |  September 25, 2008

Words and images on a page or screen can evoke or suggest only so much about any building. The ultimate proof is in the experience of visiting or inhabiting. In this regard, the Chace wins with wonder. As with any museum, windows are scarce to protect exhibits from — in this context — the corrosive effects of sunlight. The windows of the Chace are ingeniously situated in such a way as to capture, perhaps even enhance, the essence of the surrounding cityscape.

For museum goers and the RISD community, Providence is captured and displayed. The city that plays host to the Chace becomes part of a permanent exhibit to those inside the building. Thus does RISD’s Chace Center pay tribute to Providence: by engaging the city according to Moneo’s vision.

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