The Brown Center for Public Humanities maintains an active program of exhibitions developed by students, faculty, and staff, and occasionally by artists and organizations from the Providence area and beyond. The Center’s main exhibition area is the Public Humanities Gallery, which includes a space best suited for exhibitions that are somewhat formal in their conception and design, and two garage galleries, which lend themselves to experimental installations.
The Nightingale-Brown House also contains spaces for exhibitions that reflect in some way upon the historic or decorative nature of the house and its furnishings. Past exhibitions have included site-specific art, performance, historical and cultural interpretation, and projects developed in collaboration with community members and organizations. The Center welcomes proposals by public humanities students and the broader community for exhibits that explore humanities content using adventurous techniques, methods, and materials.