Conversations at the JNBC

Conversations at the JNBC is a weekly series that brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. Each week, a guest speaker will make a short presentation that be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

The Conversations series is co-sponsored by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts (2021-2022) and the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund (Fall 2022).

You can watch many 2021-2022 presentations here.  Fall 2022 presentations link will be posted soon.

Upcoming Lectures

Check back soon for new events.

Past Lectures

  • Dec
    8
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Dietrich Neumann

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Dietrich Neumann, Director of the JNBC, will speak about the past and future of Public Humanities and the transformative power of public art.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Dec
    1

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Historian and filmmaker Claire Andrade-Watkins, Ph.D., a second-generation Cape Verdean American, chronicles the legacy and ‘lived’ memory of the Fox Point community where she was born and raised. She will be in conversation with a little girl who asked her neighbor, “Why do you still have your house, and we don’t?” Dr. Andrade-Watkins is Professor of Media and Africana Studies, MILAIS, Emerson College, and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Nov
    17
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Andrew Raftery

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Andrew Raftery is an artist and Professor of Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design. His recent work explores French scenic wallpaper and Chinese wallpaper displayed in museums and domestic interiors. He will present a portfolio of drawings and watercolors.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Nov
    10
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: H. Jack Martin

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: H. Jack Martin, Executive Director of the Providence Public Library, has been working in public libraries since the age of thirteen when his mom volunteered him to work at the Cornelia Public Library in Georgia. He will discuss how Providence Public Library has transformed itself into a 21st century, free, open-source learning university for the public.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Nov
    3
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Kent Kleinman

    Nightingale-Brown House

     

    Today: Kent Kleinman, Faculty Director of the Brown Arts Institute, will talk about the mission of the Brown Arts Institute as an incubator for interdisciplinary coursework, creative practices, and research in the arts.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Oct
    27
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Renee Ater

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Renee Ater, former Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland and current Provost Visiting Associate Professor in Africana Studies at Brown University, will speak about her work at the intersection of race, monument building, and public space.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Oct
    20
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Nirva LaFortune

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Councilwoman and candidate for Mayor of Providence will discuss her time in City Council and what it means to be from Providence and be an elected official.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Oct
    13
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Bob Dilworth

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today, Bob Dilworth, visual artist and Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island, will discuss his ongoing attempts to locate and interpret matters of blackness in his artwork during a time of social and political change.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Oct
    6

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today, artist Deborah Spears Moorehead will discuss her new work Perceptions of Organizational Change, through a Kaleidoscopic Lexicon of Color, a site-specific artistic response to the problematic wallpaper Les Vues d’Amerique du Nordin the main hallway of the Nightingale-Brown House.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Sep
    29
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Jordan Seaberry

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today: Jordan Seaberry is a painter, organizer, legislative advocate and educator, and serves as Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a people-powered nonprofit agency. He will discuss his work with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), an organization born out of the belief that the transformative power of arts and culture can spark a grassroots movement capable of creating a world rooted in empathy, equity and social imagination.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today, f amed Rhode Island arts patron & nephrologist Dr. Joseph Chazan, illustrator and founder of BIG NAZO LAB, Erminio Pinque, and writer and playwright Lenny Schwartz will discuss their involvement in creating “Chazan! Unfiltered”, an innovative locally produced graphic novel chronicling the life adventures of Dr. Chazan and his connections to the Arts and Medical communities.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Sep
    15
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Jazzmen Lee-Johnson

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today, artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson will discuss her work Not Never More: On remixing and redecorating a history. Join a conversation and walk through Jazzmen Lee-Johnson’s creative response to the problematic wallpaper Les Vues d’Amerique du Nord.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Sep
    8
    6:30pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Darrell Petit

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting.

    Today, artist Darrell Petit creates monumental sculptures of granite for public commissions and private collections throughout the world. He will speak about two recent site integrated sculpture projects - Eventat One Dalton, Boston and Standing Stonesin Cambridge, MA.

    The Conversations Series is co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund.

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  • Apr
    21
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Barnaby Evans

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Barnaby Evans, artist, urban consultant, and creator of WaterFire, will talk about his work creating artworks involving large scale, urban interventions and site-specific installations that serve to catalyze broad citizen involvement in transformational change for their communities.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Apr
    14
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Gina Borromeo and Jan Howard

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: RISD Museum curators, Jan Howard and Gina Borromeo, will share the RISD Museum’s process for deaccessioning a bronze head of an oba from Benin in preparation for its return to Nigeria.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Apr
    7
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Camilo Viveiros

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Camilo Viveiros, Executive Director at The George Wiley Center, the longest running community organizing group in Rhode Island, will talk about the organization’s work and its focus on challenging systems of oppression and making policy changes around many of today’s social issues.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Mar
    24
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, visual artist and Professor of Photography at the University of Rhode Island, will present her visual work on the politically complicated role of the 2.5 million South Asians who “volunteered” for their British colonial power during World War II.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Mar
    17
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Avery Willis Hoffman

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Avery Willis Hoffman, Artistic Director of the Brown Arts Institute, will explore the challenges (and opportunities) of launching a new institute for the arts during a turbulent pandemic era.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Mar
    10
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Kate Kraczon

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Kate Kraczon, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of the Brown Arts Institute / David Winton Bell Gallery, will discuss the many ways contemporary curators decide what exhibitions to develop within their programs using examples from her own curatorial history.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Mar
    3
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Vanessa Flores-Maldonado

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Vanessa Flores-Maldonado (she/her), now a Co-Executive Director of Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), will talk about her personal experience as a queer Guatemalan woman growing up in a low-income immigrant community in Los Angeles, and her journey to PrYSM where, through the queer trans youth program, she learned how to use her experiences and power to help build a world without police, prisons, or borders.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Feb
    24
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: William Morgan

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: William Morgan, Professor Emeritus, University of Louisville, and Architecture Critic of GoLocal, will talk about the present state of architectural design in Providence.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Feb
    17
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Philipp Meuser

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Architect and publisher Philipp Meuser, currently Visiting Professor at the JSBC, will talk about his latest research on the Jarsky brothers, who gave the Uzbek capital Tashkent the face of the most beautiful prefabricated buildings of the former Soviet Union.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Feb
    10
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Umberto “Bert” Crenca

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today: Umberto “Bert” Crenca is a Providence based artist, arts administrator, advisor and educator. He founded, and for many years led, the immensely successful arts organization AS220. Bert will discuss the impact of his work as an arts administrator on urban life in Providence and present some of his recent paintings.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Feb
    3
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Gonzalo Cuervo

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today, Gonzalo Cuervo, a progressive Democrat with decades of experience as a community advocate and public administrator, will speak on building a prosperous and sustainable neighborhood-based future for Providence.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Jan
    27
    6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Rob Emlen

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the Center for Public Humanities to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. 

    Today, Rob Emlen, the University Curator and Senior Lecturer in American Studies at Brown, and will speak on “Making a Campus on College Hill in the 1950s: Sacrificing an Historic Neighborhood to Build a Better College”.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Conversations, JNBC Lectures
  • Dec
    16

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, The Steelyard’s Howie Sneider, Executive Director, and Islay Taylor, Associate Director, in charge of residency programs, will talk about the work of this organization, one of the most exciting educational artistic enterprises in our city.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Dec
    9
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Brett Smiley

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Brett Smiley, former Chief of Staff for Governor Raimondo and Director of the Department of Administration is a candidate for Mayor of Providence and will talk about his vision for our city.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Thalia Field, Adele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing and Faculty Director of the Brown Arts Institute will discuss her new book, ‘Personhood’ in a conversation with Thangam Ravindranathan, Associate Professor of French at Brown University.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

    JNBC Conversations, JNBC Lectures
  • Nov
    18

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Priyadarshini Himatsingka, a Providence-based jewelry artist with degrees from NYU and RISD, will present her work and discuss the impact of her cultural heritage.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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  • Nov
    11
    6:00pm

    Conversations at the JNBC: Njaimeh Njie

    Nightingale-Brown House

    This weekly series brings together local artists, architects, writers, thinkers, musicians at the John Nicholas Brown Center to discuss their work with the public, every Thursday at 6 pm. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A and a convivial gathering in a fairly intimate setting. Space is limited, please rsvp at: https://bit.ly/JNBC_Conversations_Fall21

    Today, Njaimeh Njie, artist and multimedia producer from Pittsburgh, and the inaugural Edward Mitchell Bannister Artist in Residence at the JNBC will present some of her recent work and discuss her thoughts about a work for Brown University.

    Listen to the audio recording of this presentation and view slides here.

    The Conversations Series is funded by the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of the Fine Arts.

    *All individuals – regardless of vaccination status – must wear masks indoors, unless in a private, non-shared space or when actively eating. In addition, social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained when unmasked. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask outdoors when social distancing of at least six feet is not possible. Event attendees, including visitors and guests, must comply with all COVID-19 University policies and protocols in place at the time of the event.

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