The Atrium Gallery at the Department of Administration was developed by RISCA to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists on Capitol Hill. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and art organizations from across the state. A ‘gala’ reception night is held each month to recognize the artists whose works are on display for that month. These exhibits and receptions have become an important and anticipated event for everyone, as they provide a wonderful venue for a greater appreciation of the artistic talent from various communities
Since 2009, RISCA has added several new exhibits to the existing Latin American and Black Art shows, including the State Asian Art Exhibit, the State Diversity Art Exhibit, The Native American Art Exhibit and the State Youth Art Exhibit, which featured the work of students from New Urban Arts, RISD Project Open Door Riverzedge & As220 Youth.
We have formed fruitful and productive partnerships during these years with Rhode Island Department of Administration, Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity, The Governor’s Office, AS220, RISD Project Open Door, The Laotian Community Center, The Tomaquag Museum, VSA, the Newport Art Museum, the Warwick Center for the Arts, and the Attleboro Arts Museum, these partnerships has led to the creation of other complementary programs such as The New Visions/New Curator Series, the International Artist and Cultural Exchange Program and the Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits.