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Conferences

Curatescape Unconference

Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 pm to Friday, October 12, 2018 4:00 pm
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Brown Bag Series in Archaeology: Robert Preucel (Anthropology, Brown University) - The Predicament of Ontology

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Robert Preucel, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University, will be discussing his research in an informal talk titled, “The Predicament of Ontology”. Pizza and soda will be provided, or feel free to bring a lunch. For a full list of Archaeology Brown Bag talks, please visit http://blogs.brown.edu/archaeology/2018/08/02/brown-bag-talks-for-fall-2018/

Dr. Colin Rynne: Waterpower and Technological Change in Early Medieval Europe, AD 500-1100

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Dr. Colin Rynne, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at University College Cork, Ireland, will discuss new insights from archaeology and the public interpretation of archaeological sites in Ireland.


This talk is sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, the History of Art and Architecture Department, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology.

Exhibition: The Providence Album, Vol 1

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
, Carriage House Gallery

The Providence Album, Vol 1 explores the life, look and history of Providence in the 1960s through the photography of Carmel Vitullo and Harry Callahan.

In the spring of 2008, students enrolled in AMCV1903G: Oral History and Community Memory, embarked on a project to document the history of Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood.

Untitled (Walking)

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

An arduous 2-day, 20-mile walk through all of Providence. Level: Moderate / Strenuous / Very Strenuous.

Join us on a two-day collaborative walk through Providence. We are ditching the guide books and traditional walking tour format to create a make-as-we-go experience that will take us through every single one of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods over two intense days. And yes, you can register for just one day!

Untitled (Walking)

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage

An arduous 2-day, 20-mile walk through all of Providence. Level: Moderate / Strenuous / Very Strenuous.

Join us on a two-day collaborative walk through Providence. We are ditching the guide books and traditional walking tour format to create a make-as-we-go experience that will take us through every single one of Providence’s twenty-five neighborhoods over two intense days. And yes, you can register for just one day!

Interactive Exhibits and Installations (ADLI MiniFest 2013)

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

 

The Lost Museum (ongoing)

August 21, 1970 to August 22, 1970
Rhode Island Hall

The Jenks Society for Lost Museums has given Brown’s nineteenth-century Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, a second life. Working with artist Mark Dion, the Society has re-collected scattered relics and remnants, transformed words into spaces, and fragments of curatorial description into spectral art. A three-part installation re-imagines the office of the museum’s founder, showcases the remaining fragments of the collection, and conjures the ghosts of artifacts once found in the museum back into existence – as reimagined by over 80 artists.

The exhibition tells the true, powerful, personal stories of Little Compton's people of Native American, African, and mixed-raced descent who were enslaved, forcibly indentured and newly free in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each story provides insight into the larger institution of slavery in Rhode Island and throughout New England.

Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 4-6pm

Gallery Night Providence: Thursdays / April 20 & May 18 / 5-9pm

Intimacy and Isolation in Providence: Oral Histories in a Changing Space

February 27, 2005 to April 14, 2005
Carriage House Gallery, 47 Power Street

"Intimacy and Isolation in Providence" is an oral history exhibit featuring the images and voices of 17 Providence artists and institution builders. The exhibition, curated by Brown students and designed by students from Rhode Island School of Design, was initially developed in the fall of 2004 at Brown in an American civilization course, "Theory and Methods of Oral History", taught by Paul Buhle, senior lecturer.

From Coachella to Providence: Latina History and the Struggle for Education Equity

April 28, 2005 to September 29, 2005
Carriage House Gallery, 47 Power Street
For rural Mexican families living in the Coachella Valley of inland Southern California, the 1970s is remembered as a difficult time, when a divisive “fight in the fields” between members of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and the Teamsters tore at the fabric of the local community. Although painful, these struggles inspired young Mexican Americans – many now identifying as “Chicano” – to question the treatment of Mexican people in all sectors of society, including education.

Pulp Uncovered: How Pulp Fiction Magazines Changed America

March 14, 2007 to May 31, 2007
Carriage House Gallery, 47 Power Street
Cheap pulp fiction magazines of the early 1900s defied social taboos against violence, sex, and bad taste. Condemned by moralists and scorned by the elite, pulp stories flaunted violence, reveled in promiscuous sex, and stereotyped just about everyone. "Pulp Uncovered" is an interdisciplinary arts festival celebrating pulp fiction magazines from the 1920s–40s. The festival includes a museum exhibit at the John Nicholas Brown Center, a film pulp fiction festival, and community events such as walking tours, lectures, panel discussions, and art talks.

From A.A. to Zouave: Collections at Brown

December 10, 2007 to May 29, 2008
Annmary Brown Memorial 21 Brown Street Brown University

From A.A. to Zouave: Collections at Brown is an exhibition honoring the treasures of Brown University’s collections. From the coffee pot that launched a thousand Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to a hand-knit cap from a Civil War Zouave regiment, see what Brown’s libraries, museums, and galleries have to offer.

Modern Perspectives of a Modern People: New Works from Young Native American Artists

February 7, 2008 to February 27, 2008
John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

Too often, Native Americans are in museums as curious anthropological studies and relics. The goal of this exhibition is to bring examples to Brown of living, modern, vibrant Native perspectives and profiles. Through the exhibit, we hope to show variety – variety of perspectives, variety of medium, variety of talent, variety of age, and variety of Tribal Nation.

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Sexual Education in the 20th Century

April 8, 2008 to September 18, 2008
John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

How have American teenagers learned about sex over the last 100 years? The exhibition Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Sexual Education in the 20th Century reveals the history of sex education. Discover changing American ideas about childhood, sex, and the family by exploring some of the places where people have learned about sex: in the military and schools, from parents and friends, and through popular culture.

Workshops

Why Aren't You at the Table?: Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Advocacy

John Nicholas Brown Center, 357 Benefit Street

Cultural leaders across the country hear this question as we recoil from yet another round of budget cuts to arts and cultural programs. We wonder why we aren't we better represented at the table of political decision makers.This seminar discussed how supporters of the arts, humanities, and cultural programs can earn a seat at the "table." Participants learned to navigate the political landscape in 2008 and beyond – as non-profit organizations and as citizens.

Lectures

Web 2.0 for Nonprofits

John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

John Speck, principle of Real Advertising and New Commons Strategic Partner

Lectures

Emancipated Memories: Slavery as Subject in Selected Works by Contemporary Black Women Artists

Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001, Brown University

Cora Marshall, artist, educator, and scholar

Lectures

Curating Contemporary Art: Perspectives on Practice

February 8, 2009 to May 10, 2009
RISD Museum Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center 20 North Main Street

February 9, 6 p.m.; March 21, 2:30 p.m.; April 20, 6:30 p.m.; April 27, 6:30 p.m.; May 4, 6:30 p.m.; May 11, 6:30 p.m.

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