Members’ Night – The Fleur de Lys Studios: Our Arts & Crafts National Treasure

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Members Night, Friday, April 23, 2021, 6pm

Join us for a lively presentation by Robert Emlen on the Arts & Crafts movement in America and the major influence of Providence Art Club artists.
Limited seating will be available for both events so reserve early!

The Fleur de Lys Studios: Our Arts & Crafts National Treasure

Speaker: Rob Emlen

The Fleur de Lys Studios: Our Arts & Crafts National TreasureThe Providence Art Club’s Fleur de Lys Studios provides one of the most remarkable sights on the streets of Providence. With its medieval half-timbered construction and facade of sculpted decorations, many passersby would not guess that it was built in 1885. In this evening’s talk, long-time Art Club member and former President Rob Emlen will discuss the origins and history of one of the Art Club’s favorite buildings. Designed as artist studios by the Providence painter and leading light of the Providence Art Club Sydney Richmond Burleigh, the Fleur de Lys soon attracted a national reputation as an exemplar of the architecture of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992.

Rob recently retired as University Curator and Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Brown University, where he was responsible for the artworks and historical properties that furnish the Brown campus.

Reserve your place now — you won’t want to miss what is sure to be a fascinating illustrated presentation.


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Prime Rib Dinner

Herb-roasted prime rib of beef sliced and served with au jus, cheesy baked potato and fresh green beans

*Fish or Vegetarian option available upon request*

Molten chocolate cake served with coffee ice cream, Amarena cherries, hazelnut meringues, and fresh whipped cream


Make your reservation with Alda Borges at or 401-331-1114 ext. 3.

  • Friday, April 23, 2021
    6:00 pm